Cop shoots wife, later self

A Police officer yesterday shot dead his wife before turning the firearm on himself at Lusaka’s Kamanga Police Post.

Samuel Bwalya, 40, committed suicide after shooting dead his 29-year-old wife, Dee Chileshe.

The incident happened after Bwalya who was on duty at Kamanga Police Post phoned his wife and asked her to meet her at the post.

Police spokesperson Charity Munganga said in a statement that Bwalya shot his wife as she was approaching the Police post.

She said Bwalya was armed with an AK 47 rifle when  Dee was approaching the Police post.

“He then shot at her and later turned the firearm on himself.  The incidence happened yesterday around 12:00 hours at Kamanga Police Post in Lusaka,” she said.

Ms Munganga said the motive behind the shooting was not yet known and that the bodies of the deceased were lying in UTH mortuary awaiting postmortem.

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