Manhunt launched after Gauteng officer killed

The officer was shot dead and a colleague wounded after stopping a hijacked vehicle last night.

FILE: Police say the killers fled on foot and the car has since been recovered. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police have launched a manhunt for the killers of a Metro Police officer in Meadowlands.

The officer was shot dead and a colleague wounded after stopping a hijacked vehicle last night.

Police say the killers fled on foot and the car has since been recovered.

Police spokesperson Kay Makhubela says, "When the officers approached the suspects, they started shooting and they returned fire."

He says the injured officer is currently recovering in hospital.