Durban dad shoots son after 'mistaking' him for intruder

Durban dad shoots son after 'mistaking' him for intruder

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) says it's investigating the death of a 12-year-old Durban boy who was shot and killed after his police officer father allegedly mistook him for an intruder. 

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The police watchdog says the man is understood to have been asleep in his Manor Gardens home on Sunday when he heard his son shouting for help.

The officer is said to have spotted someone at the window when he awoke.

He fetched his service pistol and fired shots towards the window. 

READ: Man gunned down in Waterloo home

KwaZulu-Natal police say the boy died on arrival at the hospital. 

A case of murder has been opened.

Ipid says the boy's father has been arrested and will appear in court soon.


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