An off-duty Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer has been arrested for allegedly killing a motorist after an altercation.
The incident happened at about 7.15pm on Thursday in South Africa Road, Cosmo City, said JMPD spokesperson Senior Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.
According to Minnaar, the off-duty officer was driving a white Golf when he made a u-turn in the read, nearly colliding with a blue Nissan Almera.
“The driver of the blue Almera chased behind the Golf and there were words exchanged, and the occupants of the Almera tried to disarm the off-duty officer.”
The officer used his service pistol to shoot at the Almera.
Minnaar said police and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate would probe the incident.