Burglar guns down two cops

Two policemen were shot and killed while responding to a burglary in Cape Town yesterday.

Two policemen were shot and killed while responding to a burglary in Cape Town yesterday.

Inspector Martin van der Heyde, 42, and student Constable Johnny Botha, 30, had noticed a window of a Crawford house had been broken.

Inside the house Van der Heyde was overpowered and his service pistol taken by a burglar. He was then shot several times. The burglar then shot Botha in the head.

The man took both pistols and the police vehicle. - Sapa

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