Alleged cop killer faces first day in court

The suspect arrested in connection with the murder of Pretoria police captain Charl Scheepers will appear...

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The suspect arrested in connection with the murder of Pretoria police captain Charl Scheepers will appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

Scheepers was shot and killed while responding to a robbery at a house under construction in Lynnwood Manor on Saturday night.

The police’s Lynnette Erasmus says only one of the 11 people arrested on the night has been charged.

Meanwhile, Scheeper’s brother Eugene says the death is a loss to the SAPS.

“He was a very respected cop and I am very proud of my brother and he will be missed,” Eugene told Eyewitness News hours after his brother died in hospital on Sunday.