Cop kills wife, self

2011-12-22 07:21

A police officer shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself outside a shopping mall in Port Shepstone.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid told the Citizen newspaper the officer shot his wife as she was sitting in a car outside the Oribi Plaza mall yesterday morning.

He fired two shots at her through the window of the car, hitting her in the head.

He then placed the gun under his chin and shot himself.

Wiid said police were investigating the officer’s motives.

The couple had been married for a month at the time of shooting.

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