Cop shot while responding to call

2013-06-25 17:07
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Bloemfontein - A Bloemfontein man was arrested after he shot and wounded a policeman responding to a domestic dispute call in the Pellisier suburb, Free State police said on Tuesday.

Constable Mathe Sefuthu of the local tactical response team was shot in both legs around 22:30 on Monday, police spokesperson Chaka Marope said.

He was recovering at the Rosepark hospital.

Police were called to the scene after a neighbour heard a gunshot in the house, in Bakkiesdraai Street.

Sefuthu’s unit provided back-up for Parkweg police members who responded.

As police entered the yard and approached the house, a gunman started firing in their direction, hitting Sefuthu in both legs.

A 40-year-old man was arrested and is expected to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, on charges of attempted murder.

Police seized seven hunting rifles and a 9mm pistol belonging to the man.

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