On Tuesday night, a group of security forces, including UPDF and police officers, responded to a report from local residents in Otuke district. The report indicated that a middle aged man was seen carrying a rifle in Agweng cell, Owinyo ward, Olilim Town Council.
The suspect had allegedly held the shop owner at gunpoint during a robbery. However, the joint security forces managed to surround the suspect. The suspect was identified as 36 year-old Norman Ouni, who had recently been accused of stealing a gun during an attack on police officers guarding the Electoral Commission offices in Otuke town on the night of September 16th and 17th, 2023.
According to North Kyoga Regional Police spokesperson SP Patrick Jimmy Okema, “On arrival, one Ouni Norman Kaunda, a resident of Otuke Town Council who was a wanted suspect in the theft of a police gun, which occurred between the night of September 16th and 17th, 2023, from the Electoral Commission offices in Otuke District, was sighted at the scene.”
The suspect reportedly attempted to confront the security forces, leading to a confrontation that resulted in his death at the scene.
This incident occurred just one week after a shooting incident that claimed the life of 73 year-old Costa Apio. Investigators believe the suspect in this case may have also been involved in the shooting of the elderly woman.
Police cordoned off the crime scene, conducted investigations, and successfully recovered the stolen police gun (No. UG POL 563617800) along with six rounds of ammunition. Additionally, the stolen items from the shop were also retrieved.