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On-duty cop kills wife and then himself in Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, November 7 – A 41-year-old police officer stationed at the Hout Bay police station in Cape Town shot and killed his 36-year-old wife and then himself during an apparent domestic dispute at the station, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.

Police spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut, said the circumstances surrounding the death of a police sergeant and his wife were under police investigation following the incident at the Hout Bay police station on Wednesday morning at around 10:25am.

“It is alleged that the sergeant’s wife visited the police station where her husband shot and killed her during an apparent domestic dispute. He then shot and killed himself,” said Traut.

He added that the sergeant was on duty at the time of the incident. A murder case and an inquest docket have been registered.

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Alan Winde expressed his shock following the incident and conveyed condolences to the families of the deceased, as well as members of the South African Police Service at the Hout Bay police station.

“I call on SAPS to launch a full investigation into this incident, so that possible reasons behind this tragedy can be ascertained,” said Winde. (ANA)

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