A male member of the Ivory Park South African Police Service (SAPS) is under investigation by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).

This comes after he allegedly shot a 13yr old boy. The boy has been shot on his spinal cord and is currently in hospital.

The police officer is alleged to have first shot at the boy’s father. The bullet touched his ear and missed.

According to IPID: “A police Seargent from Ivory Park Police Station had blocked the road when the complainant asked him to move his car from the road.”

“Instead of moving, he elected to take out his state firearm and shot at the complainant who ran to his car. The sergeant chased behind them while shooting until he hit the victim’s spinal cord.”

The sergeant has been suspended from his duties pending the IPID Investigation.

IPID is an independent and impartial oversight body over the SAPS that conducts impartial investigations and makes recommendations to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)

IPID investigates the following matters:

  • Any complainant relating to the discharge of an official firearm by any police officer.
  • Any deaths in police custody.
  • Deaths as a result of police action
  • Rape by a police officer
  • Any complaints of torture or assault against a Police Officer in the execution of his/her duties.

The public can contact the IPID on the toll free number 0800 111 969

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