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Northern Cape cop fatally shot wife three times in apparent love triangle (

Pretoria – Police watchdog, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) on Saturday stated the 39-year-antique Northern Cape police sergeant who allegedly dedicated suicide through capturing himself together with his carrier pistol, had fatally shot his wife 3 instances.

A member of the public order policing unit in the Northern Cape committed suicide after fatally shooting his wife, and a man who was with the woman. File Photo

The police officer had also shot a 24-yr-antique guy who became at the scene, along with his 32-year-vintage wife – elevating speculation of an apparent love triangle.

Ipid national spokesperson Grace Langa stated the purported love affair but couldn't be formally confirmed without the worried households enter.

“On (Saturday]) at approximately 8am the Ipid individuals accountable for Springbok policing precinct obtained a phone call of a murder and attempted murder that occurred in Springbok. They proceeded to the crime scene and arrived at 12 (midday) in Springbok,” stated Langa.

“It is claimed that at approximately 6.05am, a complainant stated to the police that a member of POPS (public order police) Springbok shot and killed his wife and wounded any other male person who turned into with the deceased.”


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Langa said the 32-year-antique female sustained three gunshot wounds.

“She had one entry wound at the rear proper shoulder and gunshot wounds to the right hip and below the right arm. She became declared useless at the crime scene,” stated Langa.

“The 2nd sufferer is a 24-yr-old colored male. He changed into shot on the top and sustained one access and one exit wound on the aspect of his head. His situation is crucial. He turned into treated at Springbok medical institution and may be transferred to Upington Hospital.”

Langa said the suspect is the deceased police sergeant connected to Springbok POP Unit.

“Sergeant Hoffmann left the scene after the alleged incident and turned into later found on Carolusberg Road where he allegedly devoted suicide in his vehicle by means of shooting himself together with his provider pistol,” said Langa.

She stated the deceased police officer had one gunshot wound under his chin and one exit wound on his head. He became declared dead on the crime scene.

Langa stated Ipid investigators have three cartridge cases and 3 projectiles where the wife and the 24-year-old man had been shot.

A single cartridge case turned into determined inside the automobile wherein the police officer died.

Langa stated the deceased police officer turned into found along with his spouse’s cellular cellphone.

“At this moment the reason is unknown and will only be known after the family has been interviewed,” said Langa.


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Grace Langa Independent Police Investigative Directorate Ipid Northern Cape Pretoria


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