Unknown criminals in Luanshya shot dead a police officer while he was on duty at Golden Lay farms in Baluba area.
Copperbelt Police Commanding Officer Charity Katanga confirmed the incident to ZANIS in Luanshya, last week.
Ms. Katanga who did not disclose the identity the deceased said he was discovered dead one morning with a gunshot wound in his head.
She said the incident happened between last evenings around 20:40 and 04:30 hours and the morning of May 21st.
The Copperbelt Police Chief said police have since instituted an investigation into the matter.
Ms Katanga added that the body of the deceased lays in Thomson hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem.
She called on members of the public with information relating to the murder to come forward and assist police with investigations.