Cop killer suspects arrested
By Odette Ismail
Two suspects will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of murdering Detective Inspector Lourens le Roux.
According to police, le Roux had just parked his vehicle outside the police station when the suspects stopped next to him in a red BMW and fired shots wounding him in the head and stomach.
Police spokesperson Captain Randall Stoffels says after a massive search for the suspects who fled the scene, two males in their early twenties were caught in Mitchell’s Plain yesterday evening after the vehicle was found abandoned in the area.
The motive for the killing is still unknown, according to reports police have denied rumours that the policeman was shot due to him working on a sensitive murder case.
Woodstock residents were still gathering in the area yesterday evening where le Roux had been shot, saying that they would miss him dearly as he was a good policeman.
He leaves behind his wife and two teenage daughters who are deeply traumatised by the whole incident.