Police officer killed in drunken brawl

Police officer killed in drunken brawl

MASERU-A police officer died and another was seriously injured during a drunken brawl on Good Friday.
Police spokesman Senior Superintendent Mpiti Mopeli confirmed that a 24-year-old constable shot dead his colleague during a fight.

The dead man was from Kolo Ha-Ntsie while the injured is a resident of Ha-Tšosane, in Maseru, but both were stationed in Thaba-Tseka.
S/Supt Mopeli said the suspect will likely appear in court after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has given its directions on the matter.

The shootout happened near one guesthouse in the middle of the night on Good Friday after the two police officers were locked in an argument that led to the fatal shooting.
Both the names of the two constables have been withheld because the suspect has not yet appeared before the courts.

Witnesses said both the suspect and the deceased were stone-drunk when the unfortunate incident happened.
The police officers are said to have been embroiled in an altercation that saw the deceased hitting the suspect with a bottle of beer on the head.

And that was when the suspect pulled a gun and shot the deceased with a 7.65mm pistol in the neck.
The suspect was admitted at Paray Hospital where he was later discharged.

Staff Reporter

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