Armed men Friday shot a soldier attached to the national army and robbed Mogas station in Nyendo, Masaka district.
ASP Paul Kanganve, police spokesperson for Greater Masaka, identified the dead as CPL Mawanda Mathias attached to UPDF Reserve Force.
Mawanda has been working as the security officer at the petrol station.
His body was found by a pump attendant in the morning.
The gunmen accessed the petrol station offices and took Shs2m, a laptop and 30 litres of fuel.
Police has arrested petrol station workers to help in investigations.