Police in Abim district are hunting for their own officer for allegedly shooting and critically injuring his wife following a domestic bawl in Agile Ecwalai village, Morulem sub county.

David Cheborion, the Intelligent Officer ASTU in Abim zone is said to have picked up his pistol yesterday at around 8:00 pm and shot his wife Roseline Achen, a 35 years old, in the chest.

Micheal Longole, the Mt. Moroto regional police spokesperson said the officer shot and injured the wife after developing some misunderstandings then disappeared from the scene of crime.

Longole told URN that after the shooting, the neighbors quickly rushed to the scene and found Mrs Cheborion lying in the pool of blood. He said the neighbors rushed the victim to Abim hospital but due to her worsened condition, the hospital management referred her to Lira regional referral for further management.

He said Mrs Cheborion was shot in the chest and the bullets penetrated up to the back injuring her critically the suspect took off after committing the crime.

Longole noted that the pistol that was used for shooting has not been recovered and as police, they Condemn the indiscipline of their errant officer.

‘’ It’s unfortunate that our officer who is supposed to keep the law and order has become a lawbreaker, so we shall arrest him to answer the charges, of course no one is above the law’’ Longole said.

He said they condemn acts of indiscipline among the forces saying the ASTU zonal commander in Abim has been instructed to hunt for the suspect and arrest him to answer the charges against him.

Longole urged its officers to always observe the law as they lead by example to the public and also learn to handle family affairs in a professional manner.

The case has already been registered in Abim police station and inquiries into the matter are ongoing.

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