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Police officer allegedly shot girlfriend 6 times after she found him cheating

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A police officer from the Eastern Cape has been arrested after his girlfriend walked in on him with another woman and he allegedly shot her six times.

The woman was shot and killed early Sunday morning, according to Grace Langa of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).

"On standby, IPID received a call about a police officer shooting his girlfriend six times, and the girlfriend died at the scene. The girlfriend allegedly went to the police officer's home and discovered him sleeping with another woman. Following an altercation, the police officer fired a shot at the woman, who died on the spot "Langa remarked.

The officer, who works for the Kanvelihle SAPS, was arrested and his weapon was taken away.

According to Langa, the officer had no prior history of domestic violence, and police were still gathering information about the victim's identity.


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