Crime

Policeman kills himself after shooting his police girlfriend dead

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A policeman has shot his girlfriend dead and also killed himself at the KwaDabeka police station in Durban, South Africa.

The two police officers were found dead following what is believed to have been ‘a murder suicide’.

Spokesperson of the police, Captain Nqobile Gwala, said that an officer from Crime Intelligence had shot his girlfriend, who was a policewoman stationed at KwaDabeka, and then turned the gun on himself.

The shooting reportedly happened in the charge office.

Captain Gwala said, “We confirm this morning at 9:20am, a 25-year-old policewoman was shot dead, allegedly by the suspect who turned the gun on himself.

“Circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated. Charges of murder and inquest have been opened for investigation at KwaDabeka SAPS.”

Also confirming the incident, KwaDabela SAPS communications officer, Capt Mazwi Mbatha, said the suspect, who was based at the Inanda Cluster, was in one of the offices with Mthembu at the KwaDabeka police station when they heard her screaming for “help and asking for forgiveness.”

She added, “We then heard about four gunshots and rushed into the office but unfortunately they were declared dead on scene.”

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