Mbarara police officer shoots updf officer dead


The Territorial Police in Mbarara is actively investigating a case of shooting.

The incident according to police deputy spokesperson CP Polly Namaye happened on Friday19th May 2023 at about 06:00pm.

It is reported that a police officer identified as NO.50158 PC Opio Charles attached to the Field Force Unit (FFU) Mbarara, shot and killed CPL Yeremiah Paper, a UPDF Officer attached to Ruhengyere Engineering Brigade at Police/ Prison Cell at the residence of FFU opposite bank of Uganda Mbarara branch. 

Preliminary findings indicate that the duo had a misunderstanding that led to the Shooting. Namaye confirmed to journalists that the suspect was arrested  and he is being held at CPS Mbarara while the gun suspected to have been used in the murder has been recovered and exhibited.

CP Namaye told journalists that the body of the deceased has been conveyed to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital for postmortem.

Police said more updates on the progress of the investigation will be given in due course.