A renowned Kitwe Jerabo commander identified as Richard Chileshe, popularly known as Chile 1, has allegedly been shot dead by his wife in Zambia.
Salemgists learnt that the deceased is a cousin to Wusakile Member of Parliament, Pavyuma Kalobo.
It was gathered from sources that Chile 1 was shot dead in the early hours of 30th April after a misunderstanding with his wife.
A source said the couple had a marital misunderstanding early morning on that day which led to the wife pulling the trigger.
Copperbelt Province Police Commanding officer Sharon Zulu has confirmed the shooting of Chile 1.
Police have since arrested his wife Annie Monta, 30.
Sharon Zulu said: “The shooting occurred at around 01:00 hours when the deceased came home and later picked up a quarrel with his wife and in the process, he was shot at on his left side of his back and sustained a bullet wound on the right side of his chest where the bullet came out from,” said Zulu.
She disclosed that a 9 mm Pistol was used and that empty cartilage was recovered at the scene.
“A Pistol 9mm Taurus by make, silver in colour, serial number THR 43651 was used. The victim sustained a bullet wound on his left side of the back where he was shot at and on the right side of his chest where the bullet came out”.
“He was rushed to Progress Private Hospital and later to Kitwe Teaching Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The body of the deceased has since been deposited at Kitwe Teaching Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem. The firearm with one empty cartilage was recovered from the scene, arrest made.”