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Sergeant responding to domestic dispute killed with service pistol


A police Sergeant from the Western Cape who was dispatched to attend a domestic violence complaint in Mamre on the West Coast has been killed.

Spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa says the 44-year-old Sergeant and his partner were dispatched to a house in Klapmuts Street in the early afternoon on Thursday

She says when the suspect saw police a scuffle broke out and the Sergeant's service pistol was grabbed before he was shot and killed with it.

It is alleged that he fired shots at the other police officer as well but he fled the scene on foot and was not hurt.

Police have now deployed additional forces to enhance the search for the culprit.