A Zambian police officer is on the run after shooting to death a fellow officer following a heated argument at a police station.

The suspect has been identified Constable Edwin Kabasiya of Meanwood Kamwena Police Post in Lusaka and the deceased as Constable Lennox Kapila aged 26.

the deceased officer

According Zambian Police Service Public Relations Officer, Esther Katongo, the incident occurred on 4th January between 20:45hrs and 21:00hrs at Munali Police Post.

“Constable Kabasiya is reported to have gone to Munali Police Post where he picked up a quarrel with Constable Kapila and later shot him in the stomach using an AK 47 riffle,” said Katongo.

She said the cause of the argument has not yet been established.

“Following the shooting, Constable Kapila sustained a gunshot wound in the right side of the stomach and was rushed to Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital where he died on Sunday morning while receiving treatment,” added Katongo.

Meanwhile, police have launched a manhunt for the suspect who is said to be on the run and armed with an AK 47 riffle.

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