The Liberia National Police has said that it is taken aback over reports in the media that its Anti Robbery officers have been involved with the shooting of a Liberian name, Prince Toe, during an armed robbery raid in Central Monrovia.
The police said speculations that the victim was shot by police using AK 47 Assault Raffle is unfounded, misleading and lacks substance as the LNP Arsenal contains no AK Raffle, least to say assigned to police officers.,
The LNP said Mr. Toe, who is currently undergoing medical treatment at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Sinkor was shot after a group of armed gang who were retreating opened fire with live bullets on LNP Anti Robbery officers who were on patrol.
The Police said following the shooting incident that night it was noticed that one of the alleged robbers was shot by his retreating colleagues from the front at which time the victim was identified as Prince Toe who was arrested alongside with another armed robber identified as James Logan.
The police said before the August 26, 2015 incident the victim was already among 10 hard core criminals wanted by police for his alleged involvement in series of deadly armed attacks on the home of a Liberian businessman and others in Sinkor and Congo Town.
The Liberia National Police in a statement released in Monrovia Friday called on the media to be professional in its reportage as the LNP remains committed in providing security to the people of Liberia.
The LNP is meanwhile calling on residents of Monrovia and its environs to furnish the police with needed information that will lead to the arrest of suspected criminals within their communities for the safety of the Liberian society.