Unidentified miscreants on Tuesday night shot a police officer in South Delhi's Jaitpur area.
Head constable Ram Avatar, posted at the Ambedkar Nagar police station, returned home after work at around 8 pm. Later that night, he left home and was shot by unidentified persons.
Avatar, who had joined the force in 2003, was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
The police have mounted an investigation to nab the culprits.