Police officer in Bloemfontein arrested for allegedly killing 11-year-old

By Oluthando Keteyi - 21 September 2019Views : 1285

A police officer, in Bloemfontein, has been arrested after an 11-year-old was killed by a stray bullet.

The officer is alleged to have opened fire on his ex-girlfriend and her husband at their Batho home in Bloemfontein.

Speaking to News24, Police spokesperson Colonel Thandi Mbambo said that it is "alleged that the member fired shots inside the house with his service pistol and injured the ex-girlfriend's s husband in the stomach."

A bullet is said to have gone through a door and hit a child, of another tenant in the house.

Police arrested the suspect shortly after the shooting and his firearm has been confiscated.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court soon on charges of murder and attempted murder.