And 22 people have been arrested for engaging in riotous behaviour that left one person dead following a fracas.
Copperbelt Commissioner of Police Charity Katanga said the incident happened after riotous people charged at Police.
She said the incident happened after Nkana Water and Sewerage Company who were carrying out operations on its infrastructure called for reinforcement after confusion arose with car wash dealers.
Katanga said the residents charged at police with various objects among them stones and sticks while blocking Kazembe and Chingola roads.
“The police officer cocked the gun by pointing in the air unfortunately one of the stones that was thrown by the irate residents caught the cylinder of the firearm and in the process that’s how the firearm went off,” Katanga said.
She has further noted that of the 22 riotous detained include 17 males and 5 females between the ages of 18 to 45 years.
She said the 42 year old Police officer involved in the shooting has since been detained pending investigations.
The deceased has been identified as Topman Mwila, 22, of house Number 423 Buchi Township.