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Metro cop commits double murder

A JMPD officer allegedly killed his girlfriend and a man on Friday.

A Johannesburg metro police officer allegedly killed his girlfriend and a man on 28 December 2012. Picture: Stock.xchng

JOHANNESBURG - A Johannesburg metro police officer was arrested on Monday for allegedly killing his girlfriend and a man in Braamfischerville near Soweto.

Metro police spokesman Wayne Minnaar said the 30-year-old man was believed to have used his service pistol to abduct the woman from her friend's car on Friday, and took her with to his Braamfischerville home.

"When the mother of the girlfriend went to the officer's house, together with the other man, a fight broke out and the shooting occurred."

A boy (5), who lived across the road, was shot in the leg when the officer went on the rampage, allegedly because he suspected that his girlfriend was cheating on him.

The officer will face charges of murder and attempted murder when he appears in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, said Minnaar.