He was shot on the hip and he bled badly as he was rushed to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) where he died from.
At the time of his death, Steve B whose real names are Steve Nsomekela aged 29 of Silverest was being investigated in a case he was suspected to have raped a woman at gun point while in Police uniform.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo in a statement revealed that the suspect was also a police reserve.
Ms. Katongo says police officers were investigating a case in which a woman reported that she was raped in a car by a man in police uniform at gun point in his vehicle but managed to grab some documents from the vehicle without the suspect noticing that were then presented to police.
Ms. Katongo says investigations led to the deceased who was apprehended and officers recovered a pistol and some police uniforms at his house.
She says the suspect attempted to jump over the wall fence at the time he was shot in the hip before his death and his body is in the UTH mortuary.
Steve B is known for his song titled nko nko nko featuring legendary vocalist Exile.