Lance Corporal Moses Nartey, a police officer was shot on duty at Pramkese in the Kwaebibirem District of the Eastern Region by robbers on Monday evening.
The robbers were attacking travellers on a highway according to Citi News sources.
They opened fire on Lance Corporal Nartey and his colleague who arrived in a taxi to foil their operations after receiving a distress call.
Lance Corporal Nartey who was shot twice in the head and the chest died on arrival at the Pramkese Health Centre.
His fellow officer who was shot in the thigh is currently receiving treatment at the St. Dominic Hospital in Akwatia.
Sergeant Francis Gormado, the Deputy Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer who confirmed the incident to Citi News said the command will do everything possible to apprehend the culprits.
This piece of grim news comes on the back of recent suicide cases recorded in the police fraternity.