By Spy Uganda
Kampala: A suspected car thief identified as Lawrence Busingye Amoti aka Mutooro has been confirmed dead after being shot by a police officer during an intelligence-led operation at Gganda Village, in Nansana.
This has been confirmed by the deputy police spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan, Luke Owoyesigyire saying the incident happened on Friday afternoon during an operation to recover a stolen motor vehicle.
“The incident happened today Friday at about 2:35 PM during an intelligence-led operation following the theft of a motor vehicle UAQ 571 B belonging to a journalist that was stolen on Thursday from the city centre while parked in the city Parking space,” Owoyesigyire said in a statement.
It is reported that the journalist had reported the incident to the Central Police station and an investigation was instituted immediately by flying squad officers who were able to extract footage from the nearby CCTV cameras.
According to Owoyesigyire, Busingye was found to be a notorious robber who has been engaging in activities of theft of motor vehicles around Kampala.
He added that the suspect had on several occasions been arrested and released on bail by courts of law.
“He was pursued by the task team from Flying Squad Unit until today in Gganda where bullets were fired and unfortunately one wounded him. He later succumbed to bullet injuries at the scene,” he added.
Owoyesigyire said that the suspect’s body was later conveyed to the city mortuary Mulago for postmortem and the vehicle which is suspected to have been stolen by Mutooro, was recovered at the crime scene.