Off-duty JMPD officer killed in Ivory Park robbery

It’s understood the off-duty officer tried to intervene in an armed robbery when the assailants opened fire, fatally shooting him in the chest.

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JOHANNESBURG – A Johannesburg Metro Police officer has been killed during a robbery in Ivory Park on the east rand on Friday.

It’s understood the off-duty officer tried to intervene in an armed robbery when the assailants opened fire, fatally shooting him in the chest.

The death of the 47-year-old officer comes just weeks after three other JMPD officers were killed in two separate incidents in the city.

Public safety Member of Mayoral Council (MMC) Michael Sun and Mayor Herman Mashaba have expressed anger and dismay at the incident and have sent condolences to the officer's family.

Public safety spokesperson Luyanda Longwe says: “Our mayor, as well as the MMC, have requested the provincial commissioner to assist with this case and make it one of the top priorities in order for the perpetrators to be put to book. You might also be aware that just this week there was another shooting of a JMPD officer.”