Constable shoots and fatally wounds Sergeant, Ekombe police station

South African Police Service

Constable shoots and fatally wounds Sergeant, Ekombe police station
Constable shoots and fatally wounds sergeant, Ekombe police station

An off duty police constable came into the Ekombe Police Station Community Service Centre just after 21:00 on 24 May 2019. An altercation that ensued between the member and the Sergeant who was a Relief Commander on duty allegedly culminated in the Constable fatally shooting the 43 year old Sergeant.

The Constable was immediately arrested by his colleagues who registered a case of murder and investigations will determine the motive. The National Commissioner has welcomed the swift arrest of the member.

He has at the same time conveyed his condolences to the family and colleagues of the slain member. The National Commissioner has expressed his sadness regarding the incident wherein one of our own lost his life at the hands of a colleague.

“I have directed the province to afford the family full support during and beyond this time of bereavement”, said the National Commissioner who went on to make a call to those who are investigating the case to get to the bottom of what led to the tragedy.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service