No arrests in Cape Town cop shooting

2013-04-03 20:28
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Cape Town - No arrests have been made in connection with the fatal shooting of a traffic officer and a motorist in Lavender Hill, Cape Town, on Wednesday, Western Cape police said.

A double murder case was being investigated, Captain Frederick van Wyk said.

He said two men approached the driver of a Toyota Corolla on Prince George drive around 09:00, while he was being issued with a traffic fine.

The driver was shot and died on the scene. Wesley Woodman, the 35-year-old traffic officer who stopped the car, was rushed to hospital. He died on Wednesday afternoon.

Safety and security mayoral committee member JP Smith said the officer had stopped the Toyota for a broken tail light, and that the men had approached him from behind.

He said at the time that two men had apparently been arrested.

Smith said should no arrests be forthcoming, the city would offer a reward for information and get the special investigating unit on the case.

Acting mayor Ian Neilson said Woodman would be remembered as a man who was targeted while ensuring the law was obeyed in Cape Town.

Woodman was a senior traffic officer with 14 years of experience. His service firearm was stolen in the attack.

- SAPA

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