KASANGATI – Police in Kasangati have shot dead one of the suspected thugs who had attacked a resident in Manyangwa.
The thug who was killed on Thursday night had no identification papers and his fellows fled, Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson SP Patrick Onyango revealed.
Onyango noted that on Thursday, April 30, 2020, one Wilber Twinamatsiko called police claiming he had been attacked by thugs who were armed with pangas, pit axe and a rifle.
“The OC Manyangwa Police post, IP Ampadde Dan and his team immediately responded to the call. When they reached the area, they monitored and analysed the situation within the location and the home,” he said.
Onyango said the officers noticed that the deceased was holding an SMG rifle but seemed to be guarding his colleagues who were inside looting.
“When he noticed the officers, he started firing bullets towards the officers. Exchange of gunfire between the thugs and police ensued, ” reads an excerpt.
He said in the process, one suspect was killed and others fled, however, they did not take any property.
“His body was taken to Mulago City mortuary mulago for postmortem,” said Onyango.
He added that a team of detectives visited the scene, recorded statements from witnesses and recovered cartridges for analysis.
“Investigation into the incident is ongoing to trace for the thugs to have them arrested, ” he said.