Tebogo Msimanga |
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate(IPID on Monday afternoon arrested the police sergeant from the Bloemspruit Crime Prevention Unit for attempted Murder.
It is alleged that the officer discharged the official firearm in Bloemfontein on 8 May 2021, when he was at a family gathering with his girlfriend.
IPID National Spokesperson Ndileka Cola said the officer allegedly became unruly and he was chased out of the yard by the victim.
“He allegedly used his service pistol to shoot the victim once on the head. The victim was taken to Pelonomi Hospital for medical treatment.” Cola added that the 46 year old Officer ran away and he was caught on Monday afternoon.She said the investigation is continuing. The suspect will appear in Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday 12 May 2021