Police officer shoots self after failed attempt to kill station in charge


A Police Constable attached to Makokoto police post has shot and killed himself in the wee hours today.

The deceased has been identified as, 47-year old Alex Kitiyo, registered under police Number 1037

Police statement says at about 5:00AM while at Makokota trading center Kitiyo, woke up and aimed the gun into the room of  the station in charge  IP John Kakooza and shot several bullets, without saying a word, before killing himself.

Racheal Kawala, the Wamala region police spokesperson, says they are handling a case of attempted murder and suicide by shooting.

Kawala says a team of police officers commanded by ASp Halera Urban O.C station kassanda police station and the D/CID AsP Mboowa Yasin Galiwango booked out to the scene of crime on information .she adds that  crime scene has been cordoned off  for processing .

According to police Relevant statements are being recorded to guide on investigation.