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sapsNews24 reports a police officer was shot dead while a second was injured when they responded to a security alarm at the PE Ice Cream shop in Patterson Road, North End.  

Late on Thursday evening, a security guard was held up by two men, one of whom was armed with a firearm.  One of the robbers accidentally activated the panic alarm, which resulted in a security supervisor being dispatched to the scene.  The supervisor arrived shortly before the police, only to be held at gunpoint and taken to the guard room where the guard was tied up.  When the police arrived, the men forced the supervisor to meet the police at the gate and get rid of them, but the armed suspect came out and started shooting at the two police officers.  Constable Caroline Mjandana suffered a fatal gunshot wound to her neck, while Sergeant Anele France was shot on his right ear.  Both officers' firearms were taken by the suspects before they fled.  France was admitted to hospital and is in a stable condition.  Police are investigating cases of murder and attempted murder.

  • Read this report by Derrick Spies in full at News24

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