Monday, July 26, 2010
Police officer shot in face
26 July 2010, 15:55
A police officer has been seriously wounded when he was shot in the face while on duty at Poortjie police station, south of Johannesburg, Gauteng police said on Monday.
"A man walked into the police station and shot a police officer while he was helping a community member at the counter on Sunday night," said Warrant Officer Molefe Mokoena.
The man stole the police officer's firearm and ran out.
The police officer was rushed to hospital where he was being treated.
It was unclear how many suspects there were.
Police had opened a case of attempted murder and robbery. - Sapa
Comments by Sonny
Where in the sticks is this place Poortjie?
We can remember when a policeman was shot through the head at a satellite station in Ivory Park, some years ago!
How many members were on duty at Poortjie?
SAPS members are sitting ducks at satellite stations!
They are supposed to serve the community, but, does the community protect them?