A POLICE officer of Kabwata Police Station in Lusaka has died after shooting himself in the chest with an AK47 rifle.
Inspector Steven Banda is alleged to have committed suicide after a marital dispute.
Lusaka Province commissioner of police Charity Katanga said in an interview yesterday that Mr Banda shot himself in the chest at his house in Nyumba Yanga around 15:00 hours on Sunday.
Ms Katanga said Mr Banda was taken to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
“The officer shot himself whilst at home using an AK47 gun which was in his custody,” Ms Katanga said.
She said police have recovered the firearm with 26 rounds of ammunition.