Third cop killed in Gauteng this week

2015-07-31 12:50
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Johannesburg - Another police officer has been shot and killed in Johannesburg, bringing the total to three killed this week in Gauteng, the SA Police Service said on Friday.

A 34-year-old police constable was shot and killed in Jeppestown, Johannesburg, just before 08:00 on Friday morning, police spokesperson Vishnu Naidoo told News24.

"He was with a colleague conducting routine patrols when they came across a suspicious vehicle.

"As they approached the vehicle, they came under fire and the cop was shot. He was taken to a local hospital where he died a short while later," Naidoo said.

A total of four police officers have been killed in Johannesburg and Cape Town over the past three days.

On Wednesday, a 36-year-old police officer at Vosloorus Crossing was killed during a shoot-out with robbers.

On the same day, in the Western Cape, a member of the Hawks was stabbed to death after he stopped on the N2 to inspect damage to his car.

On Thursday morning, officers were attending to a business robbery in Sekampane section when a shoot-out ensued between them and the suspects, Gauteng police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said.

A 35-year-old officer was shot and wounded and rushed to hospital, but he died on arrival.

Naidoo on Friday said a total of 53 police officers had been killed since January. For the same period last year, it was 47.

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