The police in Kampala are investigating an attempted murder case of Police Constable number 59182 Simon Sebale.
Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson says the incident happened today (Wednesday) at around 5:30am at Arua Park Central Division Kampala City.
The police officer was responding to information that someone was seen carrying suspected stolen items (two boxes of margarine) from a shop.
It is alleged that while the officer confronted the suspect only identified as “TOWA”, the suspect threatened to harm and later on kill him if he dared to arrest him.
“The suspect was armed with a pair of pliers and a screw driver. When the officer approached the suspect, he was attacked. The suspect stabbed him with a screw driver and also hit him with pliers” Owoyesigyire says.
In self defence, the officer discharged bullets that hit the suspect.
Later both, the officer and the suspect, were rushed to Mulago National Referral Hospital in critical condition.
The suspect was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital while the officer is admitted in Critical condition.
Body of the deceased has been conveyed to Kampala Capital City Authority mortuary mulago for postmortem.
The police are also working on the identifying the suspect and will communicate any progress in due course.