Cop held for bystander's shooting death

2013-04-08 19:04
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Johannesburg - A Dobsonville policeman constable has been arrested following the shooting death last year of an 11-year-old girl in Soweto, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) said on Monday.

The constable allegedly shot Kimberly Mzizi on 22 October while she was playing with friends.

At the time police were chasing a man accused of domestic violence.

"The police fired shots at the fleeing suspect and one of the shots hit Mzizi, who died as a result," IPID spokesperson Moses Dlamini said.

The officer was expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

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