Rabat - While arresting an individual in Marrakech, seven policemen got injured and one was left in critical condition on Wednesday night.
Rabat – While arresting an individual in Marrakech, seven policemen got injured and one was left in critical condition on Wednesday night.
The police wanted the individual, who had a national warrant out for his arrest, for theft with violence, says a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) on Thursday.
While police attempted to arrest the suspect, a group of 200 people threw stones at the police. The group were trying to let the suspect go and obstruct the arrest.
Seven policemen suffered various degrees of injury, including one who went unconscious and remains in a coma.
To repel the attack, a police chief fired three times before a stone hit him in the head. The chief then fired a fourth bullet, fatally wounding another person who died later at the hospital. The police officer entered a deep coma and was admitted to the intensive care unit.
The judicial police of Marrakech opened an investigation to determine the circumstances of the incident and to arrest all those involved in the assault of the police officers.