A 25-year-old suspected robber who was shot in the head after bursting through a temporary police checkpoint died of his wounds on Saturday.

The man, who was critically wounded by police gunfire, was shot Tuesday after he and a group of youths rammed their car into a temporary checkpoint in northern Israel, injuring a police officer, before crashing and attempting to flee on foot.

One of the suspects was critically injured, while the others surrendered.

The incident occurred along Route 85, a major east-west highway running from Acre to the Sea of Galilee. The suspects, described by authorities as Tiberias residents in their 20s, are known to the police.

The injured man was transferred in critical condition to Ziv Medical Center in Safed for treatment. However, he died of his wounds on Saturday.

The injured policeman, who was run over by the fleeing vehicle, was moderately wounded and was treated at the scene.

The four men are suspected of being behind a string of robberies in the Safed and Hatzor area.

Missing valuables, including jewelry, were found in the vehicle.