Police in Kabale District, Uganda, are looking into the circumstances surrounding the suspected shooting death of a 23-year-old female police officer by her civilian lover.
Authorities claim that PC Caroline Komuhangi, a member of the Kabale Police Field Force Unit, was assassinated on March 19, 2023, early on a Sunday morning in her barracks house.
According to the allegations, the deceased signed for the gun and reported for night duty on March 18, 2023, at 6 o’clock. On March 19, around 6:30 am, she reported back from duty. As she was relaxing, her male friend Denis Arinaitwe entered, and the two started arguing, according to Kigezi region police spokesperson Elly Maate.
“As Komuhangi tried to escape, the man friend picked her gun, thereby shooting her one bullet from the back and other two on the shoulder, killing her instantly, ” Mr Maate said.
On Sunday, policemen in the pair’s neighborhood arrested the civilian man friend and took him to Kabale Regional Referral Hospital (KRRH) under guard.
“This was because he was also injured as he attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself through the nose,” Maate revealed.
Mr Maate said that the exhibit of cartridges and blood stains on the rifle were recovered and a case of murder recorded at Kabale police station.
By midday, the body of the deceased had been retrieved from the scene and taken to KRRH mortuary for postmortem.