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sapsCape Times reports that the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has launched a probe after a Hout Bay police officer shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself at the police station.  

The incident took place on Wednesday following an apparent domestic argument between the couple.  The 41-year-old sergeant was on duty when his 36-year-old wife visited him at the police station.  A murder case and a death inquest case docket have been registered.  The Hout Bay Community Policing Forum (CPF) advised residents that the police station would be closed temporarily.  CPF member Anthony Chemarly said the officer was known in the community and was a long-serving member.  “This has been a traumatic event for his colleagues who were on duty at the time.  Their identities would not be released at this time, and out of respect for the police and the immediate families, I would suggest you wait until they themselves issue a statement,” he stated.

  • Read the full original report by Dominic Adriaanse at Cape Times
  • Read too, SAPS urged to beef up wellness programme after Hout Bay cop kills wife, himself, at EWN

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