The police have confirmed the death of an officer by a robber following an exchange of fire during the wee hours of Wednesday.
The shootout occurred near the West Hills Mall at Weija in Accra. The deceased has been identified as one Constable Prince Akata, who was in his late 20s.
His body has been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue, the Accra regional police command confirmed.
The police said two of the suspected armed robbers were shot in the melee while four escaped.
Six other persons have been arrested in connection with the incident and the police believe they were responsible for the death of the Melcom security man who was killed earlier this month at the Madina branch.