Suspect kills 2 cops, commits suicide in Joburg police station

2015-01-31 12:25

A police warrant officer and a constable were shot dead at the Johannesburg central police station, Gauteng police said.

A 31-year-old man, arrested for possession of dagga, pulled out a firearm after resisting a search by the officers at the police station, said police spokesperson Colonel Noxolo Kweza today.

“He refused to be searched after he was brought to the station. He then pulled out a gun and shot one of the officers, the other was also shot as he tried to hide,” said Kweza.

The armed man shot himself and died at the scene.

One officer was aged 31, while the other was in his 40s, said Kweza.

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