Police officer allegedly shot dead 3 people

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

Independent Police Investigative Directorate(IPID) is investigating three counts of murder and one attempted murder. It is alleged that the police officer fatally shot three people whilst the fourth one survived gunshot wounds and is currently in hospital.

IPID Spokesperson Ndileka Cola said according to the information received thus far, the Police Constable from the Crime Intelligence Unit in Dennilton Police Station, received a tip off that certain people from Pretoria would be arriving in Dennilton on Sunday the 28 March.

“The officer allegedly sought the necessary approval from the Police Commander to act on the tip off. The Commander advised him to get his colleague to go with him, but due to other challenges his colleague could not join him.”

Cola added that the officer then went to White House tavern, same Sunday, with his niece. “Later an argument ensued between the officer and other people in the tavern.”

She added that IPID has arranged for the Post-Mortem for Wednesday the 31 March 2021.

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