Another cop shoots himself in the head

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A 34-year-old Namwala police officer has committed suicide by shooting himself in the head, police have revealed.

Deputy police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga (pictured) says Constable Elzier Lubinda of Namwala Police station shot himself with an AK 47 rifle and died on the spot.

Hamoonga says the officer was on duty when he shot himself through the chin and the bullet came out through the right eye.

The incident reportedly occurred in the early hours of today around 01:30hrs at Namwala Police inquiries.

The officer was found lying down facing upwards with the firearm on his chest.

The body has since been deposited at Namwala District Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.

Meanwhile, Hamoonga has disclosed that the police will institute an inquiry and establish the cause of the suicide.

Last week, a police officer committed suicide at Chainama golf club after being on the run for murdering two peole and injuring several others in what was believed to be a passion crime.

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