The Police in Isingiro district are investigating circumstances under which a UPDF officer RA267422 Private Omeri James Kamarendi attached to 29 Battalion guarding one Madam Generous, the Chairperson LC1 of Kitooha cell, Kahenda Parish, Bireere sub-county shot and killed his colleague over a woman before going into hiding.
The deceased has been identified as RA267313 Private Bwire Laurence aged 29years also attached to the same Battalion on the night of 31/05/2022 around 0200/c.
ASP Kasasira Samson the PRO Rwizi says that preliminary investigations indicate that the duo had a long-standing conflict over the maid working for Madam Generous which is suspected to have sparked off the fight leading to a shootout.
The deceased’s body has been taken to Mbarara regional referral hospital mortuary pending a postmortem.
The two ruffles and cartridges have been recovered and exhibited.
Police are working together with the UPDF to track down the suspect who is still in hiding.