A 34-year old Police Officer of Namwala Police Station in Southern Province has committed suicide.
Zambia Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said Constable Elzier Lubinda shot himself with an AK 47 rifle and died on the spot.
Mr. Hamoonga said the officer shot himself through the chin and the bullet came out through the right eye in the incident which occurred around 01 30 hours at Namwala Police inquiries office.
He said Constable Lubinda was found lying down facing upwards with the firearm on his chest and Police have since opened up an inquiry in the matter.
The incident comes barely a week after another police officer Jackson Mwanza committed suicide in Lusaka after he killed two people and wounded two others.