Police officer killed at Park Station

Robbery at Umlazi mall condemend

A case of murder is being investigated by police after an unidentified officer was shot and killed at Johannesburg Park Station during the early hours of Tuesday morning.

According to police spokesperson Major Mack Mngomezulu, police responded to a robbery at a bakery inside the station at about 5am.

“About 10 suspects fled when the officers arrived, and a chase ensued to the nearby Wanderers rank,” Mngomezulu told The Citizen.

He added some of the suspects fled on foot, while others got into a car. At Wanderers, the suspects opened fire on the police, killing the officer. The suspects also managed to steal the deceased officer’s state-issued firearm before fleeing the scene.

Mngomezulu added the suspects were still at large, and no arrests had been made yet.

In another incident, a 44-year-old police officer was shot dead by two suspects as he was standing next to his car with his girlfriend near Tzaneen, Limpopo earlier this month.

“[He] was shot three times in the head and chest before the suspects fled,” added provincial spokesperson Ronel Otto.

The motive for the attack was not known.

– Caxton News Service

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