Off-duty cop shot while washing his car

2015-06-22 20:57
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Johannesburg - Three men have been arrested for shooting and killing an off-duty police officer in Florida, west of Johannesburg on Monday afternoon, Gauteng police said.

Spokesperson Colonel Katlego Mogale said the officer was washing his car outside his home when the three men allegedly approached and shot at him.

The officer was rushed to hospital but died on arrival.

One of the suspects was injured in the arm and was treated on the scene, Mogale said.

She said it was not clear how he had been injured or the extent of his injuries.

The trio would appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court soon on charges of murder as well as possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

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