Killer cop dead

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PO­LICE have opened an in­quest docket af­ter a 40-year-old mem­ber of the Di­rec­torate for Pri­or­ity Crime In­ves­ti­ga­tion (Hawks) opened fire and shot at his wife and mother-in-law, be­fore com­mit­ting sui­cide in Ga-Rak­goatha vil­lage, in Lim­popo.

The mother-in-law died in­stantly, said spokesman Colonel Moat­she Ngoepe.

“The mem­ber resided at Emdo Park, Polok­wane. It is al­leged he had a do­mes­tic dis­pute with his wife on Thurs­day. The wife then ran away to her parental home in Ma­ga­tle,” said Ngoepe.

“He later fol­lowed her and on ar­rival started shoot­ing both the wife and his mother-in-law.

“The wife sur­vived with se­ri­ous gun­shot wounds and she is re­cu­per­at­ing in hos­pi­tal. The of­fi­cer was found ly­ing dead… with a bul­let wound in the head.” – ANA

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