Police commits suicide in Pinelands
By Nomava Nobumba
23 February 2010
A 31 year old policeman shot and killed himself in full view of his colleagues in Thornton, Pinelands early this morning.
Pinelands police were called to a block of flats where the constable was involved in an argument with his girlfriend.
Upon police arrival, the constable was standing outside the flats with a pistol in his hand.
Police’s November Filander says despite desperate efforts to get him to surrender the weapon, he suddenly fired two shots into the air and then turned the gun on himself.
“He shot himself on the head and died on the scene,” said Filander.
The cause of the incident is still under investigation.