Hunt is on for cop killers
Robbers shot dead an off-duty Pretoria policeman in front of his son (10).
PRETORIA - The hunt is on for robbers who shot dead an off-duty Pretoria policeman in front of his 10-year-old son.
The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon in the Mountain View area, west of Pretoria.
Sergeant Bruwer Smit and his son were enjoying an afternoon bike ride at the foot of the Magaliesburg mountains.
Police spokesperson Tshisikhawe Ndou said several armed men attacked the father and son. The suspects shot the man dead before fleeing the scene with the two bicycles.
Ndou said the boy and his family are not coping well and said police will ensure they get the necessary counselling and support.
Smit lived in Mountain View but was based at the Lyttleton Police Station.
Ndou appealed to community members with information to come forward.
(Edited by Thato Motaung)