Suspect in poisoning case shot dead in escape attempt

Police shot dead the main suspect in an ongoing criminal investigation of an attempted murder through poisoning in Gicumbi district.

Police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner of Police Damas Gatare, who regretted the incident, said Eric Hashakimana, 26 years was shot and killed as he tried to escape on the way to the scene of investigation.

ACP Gatare said the suspect approached Police officers on Sunday morning and confessed to the poisoning case and asked to lead them to  where he got it.

"Hashakimana, on June 15 at about 10am, while on the way to the scene of investigation  in Rukomo business centre, Nyamiyaga cell of Kageyo sector, jumped off the vehicle trying to escape forcing Rwanda Police to shoot," ACP Gatare said.

He called upon suspects to always accept to face justice because they are assured of fair trial, instead of risking their lives.


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