Crime & Investigation

MBARARA: Thugs Kill Police Officer, Flee with Gun

Police in Mbarara is hunting for two goons who Friday morning murdered a police constable in Butabika village in the same district, called Vincent Byaruhanga.

The incident, according to Rwizi Regional Police Commander Robert Walugembe , occurred at about 6:00 am in the morning.

The grisly incident occurred when as Byaruhanga was coming from working his night shift, he encountered two people pushing a motorcycle.

They call him for help. A few minutes into pushing, Police said, Byaruhanga was hit “with an iron bar and he fell down.”

The thugs then picked his gun and shot him twice in the chest.

Kasasira said the thugs are still at large but they have managed to recover the motorcycle they were pushing.

Police Flying Squad has also been dispatched to chase the assailants.


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