Fatal shooting of JMPD Officer at nightclub in Jo’burg

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is currently conducting an investigation into a fatal shooting that occurred outside a nightclub in Johannesburg. The incident involved a Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer who was allegedly shot by a police officer during a confrontation in Braamfontein early on Monday morning. Tragically, the JMPD officer succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Several videos circulating on social media captured the incident, showing the JMPD officer brandishing a firearm and attempting to provoke the South African Police Service (SAPS) officer into a fight. After exchanging words, the confrontation escalated, resulting in six gunshots being fired and the JMPD officer collapsing with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Some people who were on the scene are allaging that the two were fighting over a woman. Imagine, dying over a woman you just met at a nightclub guys?

“The woman was now dating the traffic cop and they were spending a lot of time together. We don’t know who told him that his girlfriend was spotted with her ex, the SAPS police officer. When he got there the girlfriend was in her baby daddy’s car and refused to get out. The two men started arguing and suddenly a gun was pulled out,” said the source.

“I know for a fact that my friend was not going to shoot, he just took out his gun because when he tried to drive away, they blocked him and this was because he beat the SAPS officer and his one friend. He’s not a violent person, it’s sad that he died for something so petty. We even asked the woman where the baby was when she was out galavanting at night,” the source added.

The police watchdog, IPID, has classified the case as murder and is currently engaged in a thorough investigation. According to spokesperson Robbie Raburabu, the incident unfolded when the metro police officer reportedly assaulted the SAPS member, who was seated in a car at the time. In response, the SAPS officer discharged his weapon, resulting in the fatal shooting.

As of now, no arrests have been made in connection with the incident. IPID is actively gathering information and conducting interviews with all witnesses who were present at the scene, in order to establish a comprehensive understanding of the events leading up to the shooting.


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