After fatally killing his wife and injuring another person, officials assume it was the wife's lover, a police officer committed suicide.
(A 39-year-old police officer killed himself and his 34-year-old wife, as well as her suspected lover, who was 24 years old. @SAPoliceService contributed this photo. Facebook is the source of this information.)
The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning, according to Grace Langa, a police spokesperson.
The 39-year-old officer is accused of killing his wife and injuring her putative lover before fleeing the scene.
When approached by the authorities, he turned his weapon on himself. The 32-year-old wife was pronounced dead at the scene, while the suspected boyfriend, a 24-year-old guy, was injured and sent to the hospital.
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A police officer in the Free State province is accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend after firing nine deadly shots at her.
The cop is thought to have committed the heinous murder with his service weapon. The incident is said to have occurred on Wednesday, December 1st, in the afternoon.
The investigation into the murder and apparent suicide has been taken up by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid).
The cop's brother also showed up at the residence, and the officer offered him money to pay for the DStv subscription. Langa stated he heard gunfire as he was leaving.
The police officer fired bullets at the brother when he came to the residence to investigate what was going on, leading him to flee.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) discovered ten spent firearm cartridges at the scene. According to The South African, an autopsy was performed on Thursday and the deceased's relatives were contacted.
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