Gun shots and fire at Chihuri’s Harare home

By: 
Denis Gwenzi
Source: 
Own Correspondent

Gun shots and fire at Chihuri’s Harare home

Gun shots were heard at the Harare home of ZRP commissioner general Augustine Chihuri Wednesday before the property was set on fire.

Reports suggested that a cop guarding the property tried to steal from the house and ran amok after being caught in the act.

Police sources say Chihuri’s gardener saw the suspect stealing household property and alerted an officer who had come to the house for a routine inspection at around 9:45am.

The officer then confronted the suspect who retaliated by firing shots from his FN rifle towards the officer who quickly sought cover and called for backup from Police General Headquarters.

“Backup swiftly arrived and a gunfight ensued lasting over three hours,” a source told state media.

“The suspect allegedly tried to escape by using one of Chihuri’s vehicles but failed as the house had been surrounded. He then set the house on fire damaging a significant section of the property’s roof.”

The suspect, attached to ZRP’s Support Unit, was then arrested after running out of ammunition.

The Air Force of Zimbabwe Fire Brigade then put out the fire before ZRP’s forensics and ballistics teams attended the scene and were still conducting investigations. 

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