Police officer shoots self dead in Mombasa

Deceased Police officer Jacob Masha photo: courtesy

A police officer has shot himself dead at Makupa Police station, Mombasa County.

According to a police report, the officer Jacob Masha, 32, locked himself in his room before shooting himself on Sunday.

His colleagues reported hearing gunshot inside his room which was locked from inside.

“Officers rushed to the scene and found the door of the said room was locked from inside which forced the officers to break the door and found the deceased lying in a pull of blood”, reads the report.

A G3 rifle of serial no. 035472 and one spent  cartridge of 7.62mm was recovered at the scene.

“The bullet shot through the chin and exited through the forehead”. said Police.

Police say motive of the suicide has not yet been established adding that no suicide note was found.