Cop arrested for shooting KFC robber
A police officer who killed a robber in a shootout at a fast food outlet has been arrested for murder.
A police captain had been arrested for murder and defeating the course of justice, said Independent Police Investigative Directorate spokesperson Moses Dlamini.
He was expected to appear in the Pinetown Magistrates’ Court later today.
Detective Constable Ajith Krishinlall was shot dead and Detective Constable Jerome Ngoma was critically injured in the robbery at the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) in New Germany, Durban, on October 5.
At the time, it was reported that the captain also responded to the shootout and shot one of the robbers.
Dlamini said: “At the time, it was reported that the suspect was shooting at the police captain. An investigation was conducted and it has revealed that this version was false.”