Bloemspruit police officer opens fire in a home, man wounded, child killed

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Bloemspruit police officer opens fire in a home, man wounded, child killed
Bloemspruit police officer opens fire in a home, man wounded, child killed

On Friday, 20 September 2019, at about 22:00, a male Constable stationed at Bloemspruit SAPS arrived at his ex-girlfriend’s house in Batho location. It is alleged that the member fired shots inside the house with his service pistol and injured the ex-girlfriend’s husband in the stomach. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

One of the bullets apparently penetrated through the door separating tenants and hit a child (11) who was sitting on the couch watching TV. The child was declared dead at the scene.

The suspect was arrested shortly after the incident and his firearm confiscated. He will appear in Bloemfontein Magistrates’ Court soon on charges of murder and attempted murder.

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