A police officer with the Rapid Response Unit at Tema, Constable Michael Kporyi, was on Monday night gunned down by two unidentified armed men.

The suspected robbers shot the police constable when he was on his way to work.

The incident happened on the Michel Camp road opposite a UBA filing station.

According to eye witnesses, the officer was seen riding a motorbike with registration number GP 4350 with his AK 47 rifle across the chest at about 9:30 pm.

Two armed men also riding a motorbike from behind, zoomed in on him around the UBA filling station and shot the deceased uniformed man at close range.

The Constable fell off the bike into a nearby gutter.

Minutes after the incident occurred, some police officers who were also on duty at Tulaku Old Barrier checkpoint, called their colleagues at Tema to report the incident.

Multiple gun wounds were identified on the chest and eyebrow of the police officer.

One AK47 rifle, one pepper spray, a pair of handcuffs and a torch light were found on him as well.

The body has been deposited at the Police Hospital mortuary for preservation and autopsy.

The attack comes after weeks of mourning the lynching of an Army Captain, Maxwell Adam Mahama in Denkyriaboase in the Central Region on May 29.