Media release (Official release from TMPD) 30 March 2017
The Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department (TMPD) is in shock and saddened to announce the sudden death of one of their officers who was shot and killed during a house robbery on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 at around 20:00.
The officer was home in Winterveld during the incident. It is alleged that three armed men, two of which covered their faces with balaclavas, entered his house while the officer was seated with his family. They demanded cell phones, bank cards, a laptop and his car keys, and then shot him. His family members were not harmed.
The suspects sped off with his Audi A4 and the TMPD officer was rushed to the nearest hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.
Cases of house robbery and murder are opened and investigated by local SAPS stations.
The three suspects are still at large. We appeal to members of the public who might have any information regarding this incident to contact their nearest police station or the TMPD on 012 358 7095/6 or 082 891 8625
The TMPD sends its deepest condolences to the victim’s family, friends and colleagues. We are deeply shocked by this incident and will assist the surviving family members with counselling. We will also work with the SAPS to apprehend the suspects.
For enquiries, please contact:
Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba
SPOKESPERSON: TSHWANE METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Tel: 012 358 9524
Cell: 082 611 9971