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CT cop shot dead

The 30-year-old female constable was gunned down while on the scene of a house robbery.

The 30-year-old female constable was gunned down while on the scene of a house robbery. Picture: sxc.hu.

CAPE TOWN - A 30-year-old policewoman has been shot and killed in Kraaifontein.

The constable was gunned down on Thursday afternoon while she and her partner were on the scene of a house robbery.

She was confronted by a group of suspects and a shootout ensued.

Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer says, "One of them shot her in the head and she died on the scene. Her partner shot and wounded two of the suspects, one was arrested with a firearm and the second got away."

In his State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma revealed almost 800 police officers have been killed between 2005 and 2013.