Along Wankulukuku road Sembule area in Rubaga Division Kampala City, there was an illegal protest at a factory over closure of a community road.
Police officers from Kironde Police Post led by Officer in Charge Justus Bwire responded to the incident to restore peace.
Its alleged the residents refused to leave the area despite police orders.
The police officers fired in bullets to disperse the protesters.
In the process, David Kibuuka, a resident and a village publicist, was shot and seriously injured.
The police officers took him to Mulago National Referral Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Kibuuka’s body has been taken for a post mortem and evidence will be crucial in investigations of the death.
Kampala Metropolitan Police South Command has started investigating of the death of Kibuuka.
Assistant Superintendent of Police Justus Bwire, who led the police team, has been arrested and detained at Old Kampala Police Division as investigations continue.
“Our team have been sent back to the crime scene to collect evidence that is important in the investigations,” said ASP Owoyesigyire Luke, Deputy Pro Kampala Metropolitan Police.