Durban cop in court for son's fatal shooting

Durban cop in court for son's fatal shooting

A Durban police officer is due to line up in court on Tuesday on a charge of murder. 

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Nushera Soodyal

He allegedly shot his 12-year-old son, after he mistook the boy for an intruder. 


The man was arrested on Sunday night, following the horrific incident at their Manor Gardens home. 


Police investigative directorate, IPID, which's investigating the child's death, says it's understood the father was asleep when he heard his son shouting for help.  

READ: Durban dad shoots son after 'mistaking' him for intruder


It says he spotted someone at the window, fetched his service pistol and opened fire - not knowing that his child was outside. 


The boy was declared dead at a hospital. 


The officer is due to appear in the Durban Magistrate's Court. 


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