A 49-year-old police officer attached to the Rapid Rail Unit was shot and killed in Browns Farm, Nyanga in Cape Town on Wednesday, 1 June.
CAPE TOWN COP SHOT THROUGH WINDOW
South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Brigadier Novella Potelwa said the officer was driving towards the Philippi railway station when unknown suspects shot him through the window.
“He died on the scene,” said Potelwa. Crime scene experts combed the scene in Ngulube Street, Browns Farm.
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) is investigating a case of murder.
The identity of the dead police officer will be released once his next of kin have been informed.
Members of the public with information about the shooting that could help the investigation are encouraged to contact the police via Crime Stop at 08600-10111 or use the My SAPS app.
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