Police officer identified as Constable Kelvin Kabaso with the Luanshya Central Police tried committing Sucide after shooting his wife dead following a marital dispute.
Constable Kabaso shot his wife Chabamba a fellow police officer in the left chest and was pronounced dead on arrival at Thomson hospital.
He later shot himself in the mouth and sustained head injuries near the ear and was rushed to Ndola Teaching Hospital for specialized medical attention.
The incident happened at his residence, House No. 138 Levi Chito police camp.
The officer who was on patrol in the second class trading area left his point of duty and went home were he shot his wife dead, a fellow police officer only identifies as Constable Chabamba.
ZANIS reports that both Copperbelt police command and Luanshya District Commissioner Joel Chibuye confirmed the development in separate interviews.
DC Chibuye who described the incident as unfortunate has appealed to men in uniform to desist from resorting to physical violence whenever confronted with a dispute.
He urged police officers to take advantage of counselling and advisory services offered by the Victim Support unit to settle disputes.
He however noted that it was sad that law enforcement officers were using official guns against each other.