Cop shoots wife DEAD, commits suicide

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) now has yet one more tragic homicide suicide on its desk – this time a police officer from the Northern Cape fatally shot his wife MULTIPLE instances, earlier than turning the gun on himself. The circumstances surrounding the incident aren’t but clear, however the cop additionally shot and injured a 24-year-old man suspected to have been his wife’s lover. This has prompted hypothesis of a love triangle gone HORRIBLY incorrect.

According to IPID, the obvious murder-suicide occurred on Saturday morning, 4 December 2021. IPID spokesperson Grace Langa says they’d acquired a cellphone name concerning the Northern Cape police officer from members (of IPID) chargeable for the Springbok policing precinct.

“It is alleged that at about 6.05am, a complainant reported to the police that a member of POPS (public order police) Springbok shot and killed his wife and wounded another male person who was with the deceased,” Langa stated.

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While the suspected lover of the police officer’s wife managed to outlive, IPID says the person is combating for his life at a Northern Cape hospital. He apparently sustained a gunshot wound to his head.

“The second victim is a 24-year-old coloured male. He was shot on the head and sustained one entry and one exit wound on the side of his head. His condition is critical. He was treated at Springbok hospital and will be transferred to Upington Hospital,” Langa stated.

As far because the officer’s wife is worried, IPID says she had one entry wound on the rear proper shoulder and two gunshot wounds to the suitable hip and beneath the suitable arm. She was declared lifeless on the scene.

The police officer was a seargeant hooked up to Springbok POP Unit.

“Sergeant Hoffmann left the scene after the alleged incident and was later found on Carolusberg Road where he allegedly committed suicide in his car by shooting himself with his service pistol,”

IPID spokesperson Grace Langa

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