Alleged cop killer back in Cape Town court

2016-12-02 07:59


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Cape Town – A teenager who allegedly shot dead a police constable and wounded a second, is expected back in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court in Cape Town on Friday.

Ashwin Kennedy, 19, faces a charge of murder and another of attempted murder.

Constable Amanda Ladlokova was killed while responding to a domestic violence complaint in Acacia Street, Philippi East on Tuesday, November 22.

According to the case docket, while she and a colleague were there, a woman ran up to them and asked if they could urgently help in a similar situation around the corner.

The officers said they would go as soon as they were done with the first complaint.

When they reached the second house, the woman who summoned them said she was standing at the door when three people started shooting at the officers. She got such a fright that she ran away and hid at the back of the house.

Another witness, peeping through her window, said she saw one person shooting, and two people searching the officers after they fell to the ground.

People often congregated around there and smoked drugs.

The witness told investigating officers that she had gone to the door to look for her boyfriend when she saw the shooting.

Ladlokova was shot three times and died. Her colleague was shot in the neck and survived by playing dead.

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