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gunNews24 reports that Western Cape police are investigating the death of a police officer shot during a domestic violence dispute in Mamre.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said the 44-year-old sergeant and his colleague responded to a complaint at Klapmuts Street at 12:45 on Wednesday. The perpetrator allegedly disarmed the sergeant, shot him dead, and also fired at the colleague, who was unharmed. Potelwa said more officers had since been deployed to search for the shooter, who had fled the scene on foot. The Hawks are investigating a murder case. Provincial commissioner Lieutenant-General Thembisile Patekile condemned the killing of the police officer and went on to say: "It is disheartening that a police official responding to a complaint is shot with his service pistol. Police are there to protect community members. They should not come under attack."

  • Read the original of the short report in the above regard by Cebelihle Bhengu at News24
  • See too, Manhunt launched for suspect who shot and killed on-duty Atlantis police officer, at IOL News

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