The unidentified group’s bullet-ridden car carries a licence plate registered in Ankara province. Photos: Hürriyet / Rıza Özel
A gunfight between police and a group reportedly linked to organized crime has left at least one dead and four injured in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
The clash occurred in Dikmen neighborhood on Aug. 23 when a unit from the Ankara Police Department Organized Crime Control Bureau came under fire after they stopped a vehicle, according to Doğan News Agency.
An assailant was killed during the clash in which three police officers and a woman, who is suspected to be a member of the group, were injured.
Cihan News Agency identified the dead as Bülent A., who was convicted for crimes including being a gang leader, robbery, extortion and drug trafficking. The group fired on the police after they saw that Bülent A. would be detained, according to the report.
Gunfight with a suspect who managed to run away continued in the streets, as police went door-to-door canvassing in the neighbourhood.
he suspect, who left behind the group’s bullet-ridden car behind, reportedly asked for locals to let him hide in an apartment, while officials warned them to lock their doors.
The Doğan News Agency footage shows the moment police handcuffed the injured suspect in the immediate aftermath of the gunfight: