Off-duty police officer shot dead

CRIME

By Staff Reporter

POLOKWANE-An off-duty police officer attached to Burgesfort police station was shot dead by unknown assailants in the early hours of 15 July 2023 in Lebowakgomo.

Police immediately activated a 72-hour plan to hunt down the suspects.

After conducting a thorough investigation,  the team was led to Braamfontein in Johannesburg, Gauteng Province on the very same day (15 July 2023).

The suspected vehicle with 3 occupants was spotted driving in the area and it was followed and tactically cornered.

The driver of the vehicle was suspected to be the one who killed the cop in Lebowakgomo and he was placed under arrest. Further investigation led the team to his residential address at Rooihuiskraal in Centurion in Gauteng.

Upon searching the house, the team found a firearm suspected to have been used in murdering the deceased and it was seized. The team also seized a vehicle (GTI Golf 7), a large amount of money and a cell phone.

The investigation to establish if the suspect is not involved in other crimes is underway.

The suspect will appear in the Lebowakgomo Magistrate’s Court soon to face murder, possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition and other possible charges.

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