Ipid looking into officer who allegedly shot girlfriend in Khayelitsha
An off duty officer attached to the Maitland flying squad allegedly shot and wounded his girlfriend during a fight after a night out on Sunday night. The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) said that they will be investigating the incident that allegedly took place in Lingelethu-West, Khayelitsha
According to Ipid spokesperson, Lizzy Suping the officer has been charged for discharging his firearm, she said that ipid was collating information so they could continue with the investigation.
According to reports, the couple got into an altercation after a night out about another girl before they got into the officer’s car. Not long after the officer allegedly drove the pair to a remote area, an open field behind Lingelethu-West police station. As the officer was driving towards the field he was attacked by his girlfriend until the officer took out his firearm and shot her, injuring her in her ankle and thigh.
“After the shooting, the brother of the suspect came and took his car and the firearm. The firearm was then robbed by unknown suspects.”
Police spokesperson Joseph Swartbooi said Lingelethu-West police have registered a case of attempted murder.
by Everngelista Muza