Suspected Thief Shot Dead
A suspect who has been on the run has been shot dead in Lira District. The deceased, identified as David Ogwang Ococ was shot by a police officer David Erima who had gone to execute his arrest at Tekulu village, Ojwina Division in Lira Municipality.
It is alleged that the suspect who was late last year arrested alongside seven others on a case of burglary and theft, broke the police cells and escaped. His colleagues were presented before the court and have since been imprisoned.
Justine Okello, the complainant in that case alerted the police on Wednesday evening after sighting the suspect in Tekulu Village, in the outskirts of Lira Town. The security team later mounted an operation at night and found the suspect and others gathered before they tried to arrest him.
But Michael Odongo, the North Kyoga Regional Police spokesperson says that the suspect tried to disarm the police officer who later fired and killed the suspect instantly.
The officer further explained that the suspect has been on the Police wanted list for a very long time. He described him as a danger to the community.
The deceased was reportedly found with a bag containing housebreaking gadgets.