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OCPD shoots suspected burglar who ambushed him at night

27 January 2016, 15:49 Joseph Njung'eh

Nyeri - A man was admitted at Karatina District Hospital in Nyeri with a bullet lodged in his body after he was shot by Mathira West OCPD, Mathew Gwiyo, when he was caught stealing from his house.

The suspect with his accomplices raided the OCPD’s house at 3.30am armed with crude weapons.

Gwiyo said he was asleep when he heard a commotion outside his house.

He said that on checking, he found the suspect identified as Patrick Maina inside his sitting room and a scuffle ensued.

“I found him trying to steal equipment from my house. I pounced on him but he fought back and we struggled for over 30 minutes before I overpowered him,” said the police boss.

He said that the suspect drew a dagger and threatened to stab him before escaping through the window.

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“I later opened fire on him to immobilize him and got him in the abdomen. He however ran away with a bullet lodged in his body,” said Gwiyo.

Police said after escaping, the suspect who is said to be a notorious burglar hid in the nearby Baptist Church before eventually limping with difficulty to his home at Gikumbo village a few kilometers away.

He however collapsed at the gate of his neighbour, who informed the area chief.

The chief called the police who arrested and took him to the hospital.

The hospital’s Doctor in Charge, Dr David Ndegwa, said Maina sustained a deep gun wound in his hip and that his intestines were also pricked by the bullet but he is in stable condition.

He said bullet exited and hit Maina on the left hand.

The suspect is under police guard at the hospital and will be arraigned in court later.

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