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City man shoots dog at supermarket parking in Embakasi – DCI

By Nyaboga Kiage October 11th, 2022 2 min read

A man on the evening of Sunday 9, shot dead a dog at Quickmart Parking in Embakasi, Nairobi County.

Police officers in the city are investigating the incident in which Mr Hussein Aden Somo, 55, shot a dog after it allegedly bit him.

Mr Aden is said to have reached for his firearm, a Glock Pistol which he used to end the life of the street mutt.

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He told the police that he was walking past a car when a dog bit him on the shoulders, he then went ahead and shot it.

“He had parked his Mercedes Benz next to another vehicle when he was about to enter his car after shopping, a dog bit him through the window, and as a reaction, he aimed at the dog and fired one round of 9mm through the same window,” the police report reads in part.

The suspect who claims to be a licensed gun holder then went ahead and drove to the Embakasi AAR Medical Center for first aid.

As he was driving out of the parking, he was stopped by guards manning the premises but he refused to stop and proceeded to the facility.

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Police officers were informed of the incident and they rushed to the scene only to find that he had already left.

The detectives then trailed Mr Aden to the medical facility as medics attended to him.

“He was disarmed of his firearm which was loaded with 11 rounds of 9mm and a firearm certificate for investigations. The officers also collected a spent cartridge from the scene where the shoot-out took place,” the report further read.

Currently, police officers are in pursuit of the dog owner who is also required to record a statement on the incident.

Sleuths attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) are investigating the matter.

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