Cop shot dead in Jeppestown

The officer was following up on an armed robbery when he was shot in the neck during a shootout.

FILE. An officer following up on a robbery claim was shot dead during a shootout with suspects. Picture: sxc.hu

JOHANNESBURG - Police are searching for three suspects after an officer was shot dead while responding to an armed robbery in Jeppestown.

The officer was following up after a delivery truck was robbed, when he came under attack.

There was a shootout between the suspected robbers and the officer who shot in the neck.

He died on arrival at a local hospital.

The police's Katlego Mogale said one of the suspects was also wounded.

"Investigations are continuing into the murder of the warrant officer. The suspect that has been arrested is still under police guard in hospital. Police are still on the hunt for the other three suspects."