UPDF SOLDIER SHOOTS SUSPECTED THIEF DEAD IN MASINDI
By Innocent Atuganyira
A UPDF officer attached to China railway NO.7 constructing Masindi Biiso road yesterday morning shot and killed a 28 year old Man over theft.
It is alleged that the deceased Identified Otim a cane cutter was stealing spare parts From Asino truck vehicle belonging to china railway No.7 which was parked in Kinogo trading center.
Speaking to the UPDF officer who preferred anonymity, he told www.mknewslink.com reporter that around 2AM Otim approached the Sino truck vehicle which was parked alongside the road and started vandalizing some spare parts from the truck.
He added that he first shot in air to scare him but the deceased instead confronted him with an iron bar which prompted him to shoot him in the leg.
Addressing media at the scene the OC CID Masindi Hassan confirmed the matter saying the suspect was shot in the leg after getting him vandalizing the truck and died on the way to the hospital due to over bleeding.
By press time the body of the suspect had been taken to Masindi hospital mortuary by Masindi police for post mortem report.
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