A drunken Police officer of Masaiti police station on Sunday evening shot and injured a member of the neighborhood watch following a dispute that erupted between the two whilst on duty.
Constable Elvis Sepiso was reported to have been drinking whisky whilst on duty when he engaged in an argument with Pascal Chanda, reaching for a gun and threatened to shot him.
Copperbelt Police Commissioner Joyce Kasosa confirmed the incident to ZANIS in Luanshya,saying after a struggle, the officer fired three bullets shooting Chanda on both feet.
Ms. Kasosa noted that the victim who is in a stable condition has been admitted to Masaiti district hospital and that the officer has been arrested and will appear in court soon.
She has since urged police officers to maintain maximum discipline and abide by police regulations during the execution of their duty.
The Copperbelt police chief further warned that officers who break the law and divert from their role of upholding security and safeguarding live and property would not be exempted as they would be charged accordingly and face the law.