Police officer killed in Jeppe shooting

2016-12-21 11:19
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Johannesburg – A police officer was shot and killed while responding to a business robbery in Jeppe, Johannesburg, police said on Wednesday.

Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said members were conducting vehicle and foot patrols when they acted on information of a business robbery at a plastic shop in Jeppe.

Sergeant Andries Mabena and two members travelling in a BMW police vehicle arrived at the shop and went inside to view CCTV footage of the robbery.

"It is while the members were on patrol when they spotted two African males who matched the description of the suspects," Peters said.

Peters said the two police members got out of the vehicle and followed one of the suspects, while Mabena pursued the second suspect.

The suspect then opened fire on Mabena, killing him.

No arrests have been made.

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