Hawks officer shot dead by two 'rogue' cops

2016-11-28 20:17
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Johannesburg – A Hawks officer was shot dead, allegedly by his own colleagues, a spokesperson for the crime-fighting unit said on Monday.

Warrant Officer Colbern Mashego pulled over two police officers in Boksburg who were driving to OR Tambo International Airport, allegedly with a bag full of drugs on Sunday evening, Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

When Mashego approached the car, a shootout broke out. He was shot dead. One of the two officers apparently committed suicide, Mulaudzi said.

The second officer, a sergeant, fled the scene and was arrested later. A bag containing drugs was seized.

Independent Police Investigative Directorate spokesperson Moses Dlamini said the police officers were driving a Ford Ranger. The shooting happened in Jet Park, near Emperor’s Palace casino.

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