Angry residents in a desperate attempt tried without success to kill Jeffer Magyezi, the Mbarara district police commander.
On Wednesday, residents of Nyakaizi village Kakoba division in Mbarara municipality set the house of Ssengabi Waswa, a crime preventer accused of killing their colleague Francis Twesigomwe.
Waswa is accused of hitting Twesigomwe with a stone on the head during a scuffle to arrest him, leaving his body in River Rwizi.
Uganda Radio Network reports that the DPC rushed to Kakoba to calm angry residents but was instead blocked from speaking.
The residents then attempted to lynch him.
The police boss hastily jumped his vehicle and drove off.