Malawi Police officers in Lilongwe city today shot dead a man after the law enforcers went to the victim’s house in response to reports of domestic violence, Malawi24 understands.
Police said the man was carrying weapons while he was quarreling with his wife and officers from Chitipi Police station shot him in order to calm him down.
The deceased has been identified as Tom Tyolani, 34.
“The man had disagreements with his wife Christian Tyolani and when Chitipi Police Officers got the information they went to the place of incident and tried to calm down. The man was carrying a knife and another offensive tool in his arms,” Police said.
Malawi24 understands that the man wanted to attack the woman and the law enforcers shot him in order to disable him.
Tyolani was then rushed to Kamuzu Central Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Late Tyolani hailed from Chimangasasa Village, Traditional Authority Njewa in Lilongwe.