Constable Lennox Kapila, who was shot by his colleague who is still on the run, has died.
Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo has confirmed this in a statement.
“The officer Lennox Kapila died between 09:00 hours and 10:00 hours today in Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital,” stated Katongo.
Kapila, 26, was shot by Constable Edwin Kabasiya of Meanwood Kamwena Police Post on Saturday.
“There was a report of shooting at Munali Police Post in Lusaka in which a Police Officer identified as Constable Lennox Kapila aged 26 was shot at by another Police Officer identified as Constable Edwin Kabasiya of Meanwood Kamwena Police Post in Lusaka. This occurred on 4th January, 2019 between 20 45 hours and 2100 hours 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. The cause of the argument has not yet been established,” Katongo had narrated, Saturday.
“Constable Kapila sustained a gunshot wound in the right side of the stomach and was rushed to Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital. As at last night, the projectile was still stuck in the stomach.The suspect is on the run armed with an AK 47 riffle and a manhunt has been launched.”
Meanwhile, police have recovered the firearm which was used in the crime but Kabasiya is still on the run.
“The fire arm used in the act was found dumped near Kamwena Police Post together with a pair of Combat uniform. It was found by Police officers. The suspect is still on the run,” Katongo told journalists.