FREE STATE – Three suspects arrested for police killing in Bloemfontein

FREE STATE – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) have made a breakthrough within 24 hours in the murder of Constable Ofentse Odirile Katlego Mokgadinyane (31).

Mokgadinyane who was stationed at Park Road Crime Intellegence met his untimely death at his residence in Bloemspruit, Bloemfontein by two alleged gun toting suspects.

The suspects forced open the back door of the house and gained entrance then opened fire on the constable killing him instantly.

On Monday an intelligence driven operation comprising members of the DPCI NPVC, Crime Intelligence and TRT was established after information emerged on the whereabouts of the suspects.

Three suspects aged 29, 23 and 22 were arrested and were found in possession of a 9mm Norinco pistol, one magazine containing live rounds, an HP Laptop and a brown wallet belonging to the deceased. It was further established that the firearm seized was reported stolen in Henneman.

The suspects will appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court on Thursday for alleged murder, theft and possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.