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Ipid investigating Durban cop who allegedly killed 12-year-old son

20 June 2022 - 11:31
A Durban cop is believed to have shot and killed his son by mistake on Sunday morning. Stock photo.
A Durban cop is believed to have shot and killed his son by mistake on Sunday morning. Stock photo.
Image: PAUL FLEET/123RF

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) is investigating a case of murder after a Durban officer allegedly shot and killed his 12-year-old son on Sunday.

It is understood the officer mistook his son for an intruder in their yard when he opened fire. 

According to police spokesperson Brig Jay Naicker, police rushed to the home of one of their members on Sunday morning.

“On June 19 at 10am, Mayville police were called to a house in Manor Gardens where a 10-year-old* was shot. He was rushed to hospital and declared dead on arrival. A case of murder will be investigated by Mayville police.”

Ipid spokesperson Lizzy Suping confirmed a case had been registered and their members were gathering information in an ongoing investigation.  

* Police originally gave the boy's age as 10 but this has since been corrected to 12. 

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