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Family dispute turns deadly as dad killed in front of teen, cop shot

01 March, 11:50 AM

A police officer from the Free State is in a stable condition following a shooting near a supermarket on Sunday, 28 February around 11:30. In a video captured by two women on the scene and supplied to News24 Live the police officer and a man in plainclothes can be seen talking next to a fence before multiple shots ring out.

According to OFM News the incident took place near a supermarket parking lot in Virginia. According to an Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) statement the policeman was injured in the shooting and a man died. 

The same statement asserts the policeman was accompanying a woman to her car, where her husband was waiting. "He was ordered to get out of the car and he refused," it reads. 

The deceased was shot in the head and certified dead on the scene. The policeman sustained four gunshot wounds. He is undergoing treatment in a Welkom hospital. Staff there say the man is in a stable condition.

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