The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has released an investigation into an incident in which a police officer killed his wife after which devoted suicide.
Around 6am, police obtained records that the 39-year-vintage officer had shot his wife and wounded another man – aged 24 – who had been together with her.
The 32-12 months-old spouse sustained 3 gun shot wounds on her body – one via her shoulder, any other to her hip and every other below her arm.
The police had declared her dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, the 24-yr-antique man become shot in the head.
He sustained one entry and one exit wound on the aspect of his head. He become in a important condition at Springbok Hospital earlier than he changed into transferred to Upington Hospital.
He was suspected to be the spouse’s lover.
“Obviously, there are rumours about the connection of the spouse and the alternative man, however we cannot affirm till we talk to all households.
“Our investigators are meeting with the sister of the spouse and could proportion her expertise of the connection in any case interviews,” the Ipid stated in a statement.
The police officer, who became attached to the general public order police (POP) in Springbok, then killed himself.
“The [sergeant] left the scene after the alleged incident and turned into later determined at the Carolusberg avenue in which he allegedly committed suicide in his car by way of taking pictures himself along with his carrier pistol.
“One gunshot wound under his chin and one go out wound on his head was present.”
He changed into declared lifeless on the crime scene.
Several cartridges have been retrieved from the scene of the taking pictures and the sergeant’s automobile. Police additionally seized one 9mm pistol gun with one mag containing some existence bullets.
The spouse’s cellphone become also retrieved, which was located within the officer’s car.
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