Cop, civilian shot dead at police station
Johannesburg - A policeman and a civilian died in a shootout at a police station in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, on Friday evening, police said.
Lt-Col Leonard Hlathi said the civilian was a 29-year-old man arrested on Friday afternoon for robbery.
He grabbed a policeman's service pistol and shot the policeman processing him, Sergeant Hennie Steyn, 33, in the chest.
Other policemen then opened fire on the man, killing him.
Steyn died while being treated at a hospital across the road from the police station, said Hlathi.