Cop killed in East Rand shooting
Johannesburg - A police officer was shot dead on Tuesday after a robbery at a shopping centre in Lambton on the East Rand, Gauteng police said.
Two officers entered the centre in response to a robbery at a jewellery store around 10:00, Lieutenant Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou said.
"Eight men ran out of the store and confronted the approaching officers. They robbed the officers of two pistols and an R5 rifle before shooting one of them."
The 39-year-old sergeant, whose name was not released, died on the scene. The second officer was not wounded.
The men fled with jewellery in two Toyota Corollas.
A docket of murder and another one of business robbery were opened.
The robbers were still at large.