Monday, July 04, 2022

Off-duty police constable shot and killed in Delft; Three out of four arrested for murder

The Hawks in the Western Cape are probing the circumstances surrounding the murder of an off duty police constable in Delft.

According to police, four suspects shot and killed the 31-year-old constable, who is stationed at Gugulethu police station, at around 03:30 on Sunday, in Delius Street, Delft South, before they fled with his vehicle, a VW Touran without any number plates.

This is the second off-duty police officer that was shot in Delft, in less than a month.

The police’s Andrè Traut confirmed that three of the four suspects have since been arrested.

“Our investigation led to the discovery of the vehicle in Elsies River this morning [Sunday] and the subsequent arrest of the suspects, who are scheduled for a court appearance in Blue Downs once they have been charged,” said Colonel Andrè Traut.

“Three suspects aged between 30 and 40 were apprehended on charges of murder and hijacking… DPCI detectives have been assigned to probe the circumstances surrounding the incident,” he added.

 


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