Malawi police shoot dead criminal suspect, found with pistol

Malawi Police has said the details of an alleged criminal suspect shot dead Ndirande’s Makata Industrial Area, Blantyre  on Wednesday evening  were yet to be established.

Shoot to kill
Shoot to kill

Both Blantyre Police Station assistant spokesperson Andrew Mayawo and deputy spokesperson for Police southern region Beatrice Mikuwa confirmed that cops on patrol open fire when they saw  four people loitering around in the evening.

When thePolice questioned the four, they started running away prompting the officers  to shoot in the air and that a stray bullet hit one of them.

“What happened is that patrol officers saw four men who were looking suspicious wandering about near Avis Car Rental premises,” Mayawo said,.

He said Police have been receiving reports of criminal cases from Makata Industrial Area and police officers are being deployed to patrol the area.

He said Police fired in the air and three of the suspects managed to climb Blantyre Secondary School (BSS) fence but one was hit by a stray bullet.

Mikuwa corroborated the story, saying when the gunned down suspect was searched, he was found with a parabellum pistol without ammunition.

“His identity is yet to be established,” Mikuwa said.

The  deceased was taken to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (Qech) where he was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.

This incident comes barely a week after police in Limbe shot dead three suspected criminals who were suspected of having plotted to rob a company at Mapanga.

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Ndikunenetsa
Ndikunenetsa
4 years ago

Ndichonchotu nkhani yake. Mukawapeza use your guns to kill them. Ifenso tikawapeza, we will use stones and tyres to kill them. Apo ndiye kuti we are speaking the same language and plz, let us not blame the other coz we all want a better Malawi.

difficult
4 years ago

robers have their laws. The bible knows this ”they come not rob but also to kill and destroy. The state have laws to run police, these police kill and activists condemn this becouse they know where to find police. They can’t condemn robbers coz they don’t know where to find them. When a robber kill a citizen, activists say ”we have a weak police. When a robber kill a policeman, actvists say we have a weak police. When police kill a robber, the activists say we have a brutal police, the robber had a right to justice. HOW I WISH… Read more »

ineyo
ineyo
4 years ago

Yes that is the way to do things our politically compromised policemen and women!

Let us work together to eradicate these criminals and thugs. some of them are politically attached as well. inu apolisi mukuphako one by one mob justice nayoso kutengapo gawo by the end of the year ndiye kuti zone tayale.

Wina has commented kuti apitiridza Kuba olo aziphedwa yes u can carry on nafenso are waiting for u

p.a. x
p.a. x
4 years ago

Police nkhani afa ndi lupanga lawo

Alexander manyamba
4 years ago

Bravo mps keep de fire burning, olo mutangoti chinali chandamale nobody will cry,

joz
joz
4 years ago

Tizibabe or muzitupha anthu okonda kupha inu

My Haphazard Government
My Haphazard Government
4 years ago

jUST THINKING ALOUD – STRAY WHICH ARE NOT MISSING MEN – TARGET NDE IKUMAKHALA CHANI? POLICE YA KU MALAWI AKOUMBERA MUNTHU ITS BECAUSE THEY HAVE MISSED THE TARGET OTHERWISE THE DAY THEY WILL STRIKE THE TARGET THEY WILL MISS THE MOST WANTED MAN.

The Analyst
The Analyst
4 years ago

I like your thought . . .
. . . funny and interesting.
. . . and indeed, the thinking was loud.
Truth is, they neither shot in the air nor was the bullet, stray. They targeted and shot the person.

Since they know, you just cant go around shooting people merely for looking suspicious, the police had to come up with an alibi and perhaps a lie that he was found with a pistol for us to ignore their clumsy and unprofessional conduct.

Paluno Pangapalinga
Paluno Pangapalinga
4 years ago

Hunt for the remaining three otherwise its a job well done.

Fanny
4 years ago

Congrats Malawi Police, thats a job well done!!!

Chief Kapoloma
Chief Kapoloma
4 years ago

Zikusiyana pati ndife omwe tikuyendela justice pompo pompo ? the only difference is that ur using the bullet and enafe tikugwilitsa ntchito ma teyala

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