MBARARA, UGANDA: Police in Mbarara are investigating circumstances under a police officer shot and killed a UPDF soldier on Friday evening.
The tragic incident occured at Mbarara Police barracks between a Police Field Force Unit officer identified as PC Charles Opio and the victim Lance Corporal Yeremiah Paper, a UPDF officer attached to Ruhengyere Engineering Brigade in Kiruhura District.
According to Rwizi Region Police Spokesman Samson Kasasira, it is alleged at about 1800 on Friday evening, the two security operatives developed a misunderstanding that led to shooting that caused the death of Yeremiah in the process.
Kasasira added that the killer policeman has been arrested and is in police custody at CPS Mbarara while the gun suspected to have been used in the murder has been recovered and exhibited.
Photos shared on social media visibly showed the lifeless body of the officer lying down as several officers at the barracks stood by.
The deceased’s body was by press time taken to the Regional Referral Hospital Mbarara for postmortem.
The latest incident adds to the rising cases of gun violence in the country.
Source:Daily Express Uganda