Crime

POLICE CONSTABLE ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING SUSPECT DEAD

By Our Reporter

BUSHENYI: Police in Bushenyi have one of their officers in custody for shooting suspect dead and causing grievous harm on another one.

The officer has been identified as No.032 SPC George Bishaniko attached to Kyabugimbi police station in Kyabugimbi subcounty Bushenyi district.

The Greater Bushenyi Police Spokesperson Martial Tumusiime told journalists that on Thursday the officer and colleagues went out at around 03:40 PM to arrest one Kabosa Bafa for Bar breaking and theft.

”Officer found the suspect with his gang playing cards while smoking opium in a rented house in Nyakibonera Trading Center, Kyeigomba B Cell, Kyeigomba Parish in Bushenyi District,” he said.

According to Tumusiime, when the suspect saw the Police constable, he moved out with a sharp panga with an intention of cutting the officer which prompted him to shoot his leg but unfortunately the bullet went through and hit one of his accomplices Naboth Kyabonero on the left side of the stomach and died instantly.

The scene of crime was visited and the injured suspect was rushed to Kyabugimbi health centre IV, while the body was conveyed to Kabwohe H/C IV pending postmortem while their own officer was arrested.

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Exhibits of the gun used to shoot and the suspect’s panga were recovered as inquiries commenced under Bushenyi CRB 968/2022

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