Cop kills self, girlfriend at station

2012-04-16 14:28
Johannesburg - A police constable shot and killed his girlfriend at the Moot police station in Pretoria before turning the gun on himself, Gauteng police said on Monday.

Lieutenant Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou said the 25-year-old constable shot his girlfriend around 07:00 on Monday after completing his midnight shift.

"Police members tried to convince the constable to calm down, but he refused and took out his firearm. He shot the woman several times before turning the gun on himself."

The constable died on the scene. The woman was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead on arrival.

"It is believed that the couple had a disagreement before the shooting."

Police were investigating a case of murder.

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