March 4, 2024

Police Officer Shoots Dead a Suspect In Cells

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KAKUMIRO

Police in Kakumiro district is holding a police officer for allegedly shooting and killing a suspect.

The deceased identified as John Barugahare was shot dead on Monday while in Kikwaya police post cell where he was being detained.

Allan Julius Hakiiza the Albertine regional police spokesperson said that the deceased with other suspects started fighting in the cells.

One of the police officers who was guarding at night attempted to open the door and know what was happening but the suspects attempted to escape.

In the scuffle, the officer discharged a bullet which hit Barugahare.

He died as he was being rushed to hospital.

The police officer was arrested and whisked to Kakumiro police station where he is being detained.

Hakiiza added that police is also holding a police constable identified as Samson Elwelu attached to Weiragaza police post in Kikuube district for allegedly shooting and killing a resident during a thanks giving ceremony in Kiziranfumbi sub county, Kikuube district.

The deceased identified as Everlyne Tumusiime a resident of Kyakachwende village, Kakindo sub county, Kakumiro district was shot dead during a scuffle that erupted at the party.

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