Man arrested for shooting Free State cop

2013-11-19 07:26
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Bloemfontein - A man has been arrested for shooting dead a policeman and wounding a woman in Mangaung, Free State police said on Monday.

Captain Harry Nagel said the 28-year-old policeman and his 36-year-old woman friend were sitting in a car on Sunday when a man approached them and opened fire without uttering a word.

"The policeman was shot once behind the ear and died on the scene, and the woman was hit twice in the upper body."

She was taken to Pelonomi hospital.

Nagel said the 39-year-old man fled in a car and later shot himself twice in the upper body and the chin.

"He was found by police patrolling the highway and was transported to Clocolan hospital where he is under guard."

An unlicensed firearm was confiscated.

The man had been charged with murder and attempted murder. He was expected to appear in court as soon as he recovered, said Nagel.

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