Richard Mbulu, also known as Chile 1, a KITWE businessman, was shot dead by his wife during a marital quarrel.
His wife Annie Monta has now been arrested and charged with murder.
At around 01:00 a.m. today, an incident occurred at house number 26 Ngozi street in Riverside Kitwe.
Mukuka Mbulu, 31, of House number 26 Ngozi street, Riverside, alleged that his elder brother Richard Chileshe Mbulu, 42, a businessman of the same abode and particulars, was shot dead by his wife Annie Monta 30, according to Copperbelt acting police commanding officer Sharon Zulu.
During the incident, she added, a pistol 9mm taurus by make silver in color with serial number THR 43651 was used.
Mrs Zulu said the victim was shot on the left side of his back and had a gunshot hole on the right side of his chest where the bullet exited.
“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 to Kitwe teaching hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem,” she said.
Mrs Zulu said the firearm with one empty cartilage was recovered from the scene.
“Facts of the matter are that, when the deceased went home, he picked a quarrel with the wife and later the wife shot at him, for reasons not yet known,” she said.