Crime & Investigation

Cop Shot Dead; Suspect Flees with Gun

Ronald Odongo, salve a police officer attached to Luweero Police station was yesterday shot dead when he together with a colleague raided a suspected scene of crime in a bid to recover a reported stolen gun.

One Corporal Odeke is said to have accidentally shot his partner and another crime preventer identified as Sebastian Katureebe is the scuffle to apprehend the armed assailants.

Police received information on Monday afternoon that in Mulungi Omu village in Kikyusa sub county, pills an unidentified person was seen moving with a riffle.

A robbery was then reported the following night around Kikyusa trading center. The two officers were deployed in the area when in an exchange of fire, patient Odong was shot dead.

The primary suspect in the robbery was arrested and wounded but his accomplice fled with the riffle.

“It’s unfortunate we lost corporal Odongo in the line of duty. He was a hard working man, we also send condolences to the family of Katurebe who was working as a crime preventer in the area. We promise that his dedication will not be in vain,” said Lamech Kigozi the police spokesperson Savannah region.

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