This, after he was arrested on Friday night following a shooting incident at Batho location in Bloemfontein. It is alleged that the police officer arrived at his ex-girlfriend’s house at about ten o’clock that night, fired shots inside the house with his service pistol and injured the ex-girlfriend's husband in his abdomen.
Police spokesperson, Thandi Mbambo, has since confirms that the police officer is a Constable stationed at Bloemspruit Police Station. She says the deceased boy was the child of the tenant living at the same premises as the couple.
Mbambo says whilst the police officer was shooting, one of the bullets apparently penetrated the door separating the couple with the other tenants, and hit the child who was sitting on the couch watching TV.
The police constable is facing charges of murder and attempted murder.
Meanwhile, the ex-girlfriend’s husband is still receiving treatment at a local hospital.
ER24 spokesperson, Werner Vermaak, has confirmed that they were called on Friday night to the Batho police station where they found the man with a serious gunshot wound to his abdomen.
Vermaak says the victim was treated on the scene and rushed to hospital and that his wife explained that a gunman entered their home and opened fire at them.
“ER24 paramedics sent an emergency vehicle to their home where they found the lifeless body of the young boy. He had sustained a gunshot wound to his chest,” said Vermaak.