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Grace Pelo
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23 Jun 2018
3:51 pm

Man allegedly disarms officer, kills himself at Protea Glen police station

Grace Pelo

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident, including how the man was able to obtain the firearm.

According to police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters, a 23-year-old man shot and killed himself at the Protea Glen Police Station yesterday, Soweto Urban reports.

He was being transported to the hospital at the time of the incident.

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Peters said that while the man was being transported, he allegedly jumped out of the vehicle and went into the police station’s client service centre, where he shot and killed himself using an officer’s service pistol.

Police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident, including how the man was able to obtain the firearm.

“It is important to first verify the facts and circumstances leading up to the death of the man. The outcome of the investigation will guide on the next step,” said Peters.

Police are unable to release the identity of the victim at this time.

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