Cop’s mur­der-sui­cide un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion

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A 41-YEAR-OLD po­lice of­fi­cer sta­tioned in Hout Bay shot and killed his 36-year-old wife and then him­self dur­ing an ap­par­ent do­mes­tic dis­pute at the sta­tion, po­lice spokesper­son An­dré Traut said.

The cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the death of the sergeant and his wife were un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent at around 10.25am yes­ter­day, he said. Traut added that the sergeant was on duty at the time of the in­ci­dent. A mur­der case and an in­quest docket have been reg­is­tered.

Com­mu­nity Safety MEC Alan Winde ex­pressed his shock and con­veyed his con­do­lences to the fam­i­lies.

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