The suspect reportedly yanked a fork jembe brandishing it at the police who challenged him to surrender.
An unidentified man was shot dead after threatening to attack a police officer with a fork jembe in Tigoni.
The man had allegedly intruded into a house before a watchman manning the compound called the police.
Police stormed and rummaged through the house before finding the suspected robber hiding in the ceiling.
Police said, a fork jembe, car radio, torch, camera, two bracelets, a pair of sport shoes and sh12,300 were recovered from the deceased.
The body was taken to the City Mortuary.