The suspect was scheduled to appear before a magistrate Court in Chingola but attempted to escape from court.
Police fired warning shots but were not acceded to with the suspect continuing running forcing the cops to go for the hit.
After being shot in the arm, the suspect was apprehended with the help of members of the public who responded after hearing gunshots.
Chingola Police Officer Commanding Peter Miselo said the suspect Kalenga Chishimba was in court charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
He said the suspect was appearing in the Magistrate Court for mention but took advantage of a security lapse.
Miselo however could not give further details and referred all queries to Copperbelt Commissioner of Police Charity Katanga whose mobile phone went unanswered.