A Police Officer Wednesday morning shot and killed a suspected thug who tried to disarm him at Old Taxi Park.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango says the officer was on routine duty at the park when a group of thugs attacked him at around 10:30am.
One suspected thug grabbed the officer, PC Okiria and in the process the officer released two bullets on the ground.
In the struggle another suspect stabbed the officer in the neck. The officer realised he was in danger and shot the thug.
The suspected thug died on the spot.
“Unfortunately, a stray bullet hit two passers-by and injured them,” Onyango explained.
He said the Police officer was rushed to Mulago hospital and the body was taken to Mulago mortuary.
“The rest of the gang escaped. Information we are getting is that these notorious thugs operate around the park-robbing people. They move in a group of four.”
He said there is a massive manhunt underway to capture the rest of the gang.