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Police Shoot Unidentified Man in Old Taxi Park

A statement recorded by one of the officers who was deployed at the park, shows that the suspect approached one of the officers pretending to seek help.
Man shot dead at Old Taxi Park in Kampala
Police have shot dead unidentified man in Old Taxi Park in Kampala Central Division accused of attempting to grab a gun from a Police officer

The incident occurred this morning at the main entrance of the Old Taxi Park after the unidentified man reportedly stabbed a police officer in the neck and attempted to steal the firearm.

The officer was rushed to Mulago Hospital in critical condition. Polly Namaye, the Deputy Police spokesperson, says they have withheld the name of the officer. “We suspect the deceased was not working alone. His colleagues could target the officer,” she said.

Police have since named the injured police officer as Robert Okiriya.

A statement recorded by one of the officers who was deployed at the park, shows that the suspect approached one of the officers pretending to seek help. "He was acting as if he needed direction, but all of a sudden he went for my colleague's gun," reads the statement in part.

He says a result, one of the police officers, who was watching the man from a distance, fired warning shots in the air to scare him away in vain. He says the officer decided to shoot the man after he pulled out a knife and stabbed his colleague.

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