A man has been shot dead by a police officer during an arrest. The incident happened yesterday at around 11 pm at New Taxi Park, Kampala.
Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy Kampala Metropolitan spokesperson, confirms the shootings and says the territorial police at Old Kampala are investigating the incident.
He explains the shooting by saying;
“It is alleged that while police officers were on a patrol vehicle that had parked in the New taxi park, an unidentified person hit an officer, Police Constable Lambat Ekomut, with a stone.”
The suspect fled and entered a nearby drainage channel. PC Ekomut and his colleagues pursued him with an intention to arrest him.”
He further states that “It is alleged PC Ekomut caught up with the suspect and attempted to arrest him.”
A scuffle ensued, which led to an officer discharging a bullet. The bullet hit the male adult in the stomach and he later succumbed to the bullet wound.”
The gun suspected to have been used during the incident has been recovered and submitted for analysis, according to Owoyesigyire.
Meanwhile, the victim is yet to be identified.