Four arrested over cop killing

Four men were arrested in the early hours of this morning in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer earlier this month, police said.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Llifi Ramatlo said five men were alleged to have arrived at the police officer’s home in Winterveld, north of Pretoria, last Thursday and demanded to speak to the officer. Before he could stand up he was shot dead and a friend who was visiting was also shot.

Ramatlo said the friend was seriously wounded and was still in hospital recovering from his injuries. One of the five attackers took the officer’s service pistol before all five fled.

Ramatlo said the four men were arrested at various locations in Temba and Winterveld. A firearm was recovered and police were still searching for the fifth man and the service pistol.

The name of the dead police officer has not been released.

The men will appear in court soon.

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