Metro cop dies after allegedly shooting himself

TMPD file image

TMPD file image

An off-duty Tshwane Metro Police Department officer allegedly shot himself while he was at a friend’s residence on Thursday night, the Metro police have said.

In a statement, Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba said he was found with a gun wound and a service pistol.

“He was rushed to the nearest hospital and passed on the following afternoon.”

Details of the incident were still under SAPS investigation.

“The Tshwane Metro Police Department is saddened by this loss and sends its deepest felt condolences to his family, colleagues and friends,” Mahamba said.

His name and funeral arrangements would be communicated later.

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