HOW IT HAPPENED: Robber Gunned Down In Kampala


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Earlier, reports indicated that police had killed the robber with bullets in the chest and head.

The police publicist narrated to events that preceded the shooting.

It all started with police undercover operatives trailing five suspected robbers of an Ipsum brand car in Kampala town.

The thugs drove the stolen car to a garage in Kamwokya, a Kampala suburb, where they replaced the number plates.

At this point, detectives confirmed that indeed these were real car thieves. So they decided to follow the bandits up to their destination for more clues.

“The robbers learnt that our operatives were following them. So one of them opened fire at our officers,” said Kayima.

“Our operatives then retaliated by firing back at the thugs. Two were critically injured and one fled. Four of them are now in custody being interrogated,” said Kayima.

Police recovered a pistol from the blood-spattered scene.

Eyewitnesses said police responded with heavy fire after being attacked, shaking the neighbourhood.

1:20pm: Heavy gunshots rocked Ntinda suburb, Kampala at around 12:35 on Tuesday, as security personnel hunted down a suspected notorious robber.

Shops were closed and pedestrians took cover as plain clothed security officials aimed at the fleeing robber, smashing his leg and arm with several rounds of bullets.

Police deputy publicist Emilian Kayima said he was not aware about the incident.

“Let me check and get back to you. I will call you back,” Kayima told when contacted by telephone.

The move confirms our investigative report that IGP Lt. Gen. Kale Kayihura had formed a secret squad of commandos under the name “Flying Squad” to shoot and kill robbers and criminals that have held the city hostage.

According to Annual Crime Traffic and Road Safety Report of 2011, at least 10 people are killed every day in Uganda.

The report further indicates out of 1,987 cases investigated by police, 3,753 people were killed in 2011 compared to 1,761 cases in 2010, where 3,160 people died.


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