Cop arrested for shooting motorist

By SAPA Time of article published Mar 18, 2013

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Knysna - A 42-year-old police sergeant has been arrested for allegedly shooting and wounding a motorist in Knysna, Western Cape police said on Monday.

Captain Bernadine Steyn said a man reversed his bakkie from a pavement into the road, in front of an oncoming green Mazda bakkie on Sunday evening. The Mazda driver stopped and got out.

“The owner of the Mazda bakkie, who is an off-duty sergeant based at Knysna, allegedly took out a firearm and shot the victim in the chest.”

The man was taken to a hospital in George in a stable condition. The policeman fled the scene, but was arrested later. He was expected to appear in the Knysna Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Steyn said the firearm used had been stolen earlier that evening from the Knysna police station. The circumstances surrounding the theft were being investigated. - Sapa

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