(MENAFN - Jordan Times) A 25-year-old wanted man died in hospital on Monday following a shoot-out with police near a gas station at the Seventh Circle, official sources said.
Five other people, including two police officers, were injured in the incident and admitted to hospital, Public Security Department Spokesperson Lt. Col. Mohammad Khatib said.
One gas station employee, who was caught in the crossfire, received a bullet near his heart and is listed in critical condition, the police official added.
Two other gas station employees were also injured during the shoot-out, according to Khatib.
The suspect, who was not identified by police, was classified as a "dangerous fugitive" who shot two people during an armed robbery last week, badly injuring one, according to a police statement.
"We received a tip that the suspect was in the Seventh Circle area when police forces went to arrest him, he tried to escape but was cornered and stared firing at police who responded by shooting at him," Khatib said.
The suspect was rushed to King Hussein Medical Centre (KHMC) where he died shortly afterwards from the wounds he sustained during the shoot-out with police, according to Khatib.
The two police officers were also taken to the KHMC suffering from gunshot wounds to the leg and arm, the police official said, adding that an investigation into the incident is ongoing.