By Aggrey Twesigye
Police in Mbarara yesterday gunned down an armed robber who has been on top of the wanted list for several armed robberies and murders in southwestern Uganda.
The deceased has been identified as Dick Tushemereirwe an army deserter.
He has been the most wanted suspect in the murder of Ruharo police OC Agaba Richard and Rukungiri CRB1437/21 aggravated robbery that left two people dead.
Rwizi regional police spokesperson Samson Kasasira told journalists that the deceased was tracked down in a bush in Rugarama cell,Biharwe division in Mbarara city where he was hiding.
The police PRO added that when they tried arresting him, he resisted and wanted to disarm security personnel which forced them to put him out of action before he could cause any more harm.
Kasasira told www.mknewslink.com reporter that the body was taken to Mbarara regional referral hospital mortuary for postmortem.
Dick Tushemereirwe together with three others; Dominic Twinomugisha, Kasim Ayebazibwe both in Police custody and one Tonny still at large were allegedly behind the murder of OC Ruharo Police Post NO.44109 CPL Richard Agaba on the 08/09/2021.
The four robbed the OC of his SMG rifle no.UG POL 56582399632575 which was recovered from Rukungiri Municipality on the 19/10/2021 during a robbery at For God Electronic shop where Tayebwa Edward 19 years old was shot dead while Dokuze Daniel 29 years a saracen security guard was injured and passed on 22/10/2021 in Nyakibale Hospital.
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