Free State cop shoots wife then himself

DECEMBER 21, 2015

A policeman shot his wife dead before killing himself in the early hours of Sunday Morning, Free State police said.

"It is alleged that the 50-year-old warrant officer, based at Bloemfontein Public Order Policing, went to fetch his wife at a party not far from their residence at about 01:50," said Lt. Col. Thandi Mbambo in a statement.

"On the way home the couple allegedly engaged in an argument and, just as they were about to enter their home, the husband allegedly shot the wife three times."

The husband's body was later found with a bullet wound to the head and his service pistol next to his body. A case of murder and an inquest have been registered.