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Why police officers shot and disarmed colleague in South B

A police officer was shot and seriously injured by his colleagues on Tuesday afternoon in South B.

Police Constable David Chomba Mariga, who is attached to the ‘Anti-Mugging Squad’, was shot on the neck after members of the public allegedly reported that he was harassing them at Sana Sana area of South B.

Industrial Area police commander Chief Inspector Amos Shamalla said that after getting information, he sent officers to the scene.

The officers are said to have ordered their colleague to surrender but he instead shot at them three times. Other eye witnesses have however claimed that there was no confrontation at all.

The officers shot their colleague on the neck and later disarmed him of his Ceska pistol serial number F3105 that was loaded with 10 rounds of ammunition.

He was also found in possession of his Certificate of Appointment (CoA).

The officer had left his place of work in the city centre to visit his sister in Industrial Area when the incident occurred.

He is admitted at the Mater Hospital and is in a stable condition.