Police from Kira Road Police Station on Saturday rescued a five-year old child in Kyebando, Kampala who was about to be cut by the father using a machete over unknown reasons.
During the rescue, police released a bullet to disable the father, Suleiman Male, 28, but it fatally injured him.
Male, a resident of Kisaasi and a crafts man, picked his only child Isamu Male, 5, from their home to Kisalosalo kyebando and upon reaching Kyebando, he forcefully gained access to the house of a friend Ismail Ssesanga while weilding a machete.
On seeing the scenario, occupants in Sesanga’s house fled to the nearby police station, where they reported the case.
The security officers found when Male had locked himself in one room and all peaceful efforts to demand him open the door and release the child failed which made the officers forcefully gained access into the room he had locked himself in.
On gaining access to the room, Sulaiman was found holding the child head down with one hand and another hand raised up with a machete ready to cut but the officers asked him to drop the machete, the order he declined to heed to.
Sulaiman continued to swing the weapon which put the life of the child in danger prompting on of the security personnel to shoot him and he dropped the child.
He died at the scene while the child has been taken to police for care as investigations continue.
However, the suspect’s body has been conveyed to City Mortuary Mulago for a post mortem.
“In accordance to the police standards, we have opened up inquiries into the shooting and the intention of Male. Statements from the locals at scene and his relatives have been taken.
More details into the investigations are ongoing and we will brief the public accordingly,” Asp Luke Owoyesigyire, Deputy PRO Kampala Metropolitan police said while addressing the media on Sunday Evening