One youth was killed and another was injured near the Gaa,a building in Bossaso, after a Puntland police officer opened fire.
Bari regional police confirmed the incident and said they had arrested the perpetrator.
Security officials said the incident took place suddenly.
A statement from Eastern Police said:
“The police in Bari region extend their condolences to the family and relatives of the late Ayanle Jama Omar who was shot dead by a soldier last night, and wish him good health as he recovers from his injuries.
“Police have arrested the perpetrator and an investigation is underway. We will provide you with more details once the investigation is completed, God willing.”