Cop shot and killed

2011-07-27 06:58

A policeman was shot and killed at the Joe Slovo informal settlement in Reiger Park, Boksburg, this morning.

Captain Katlego Mogale said the 44-year-old warrant officer was shot while he and a constable were on patrol in the area.

The men were on their way to the station when a woman ran to them and said that two men were pointing a gun at her.

The officers approached the men who fled in different directions. The officers split up and pursued the men.

Mogale said the constable ran down the road and the warrant officer ran into a lane between the shacks.

“Moments later, the constable heard shots and returned to investigate. He found the warrant officer lying in a pool of blood.”

He was declared dead at the scene by paramedics, Mogale said.

“Police in Reiger Park were out in numbers in search of the two men,” she said.

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