A 17 year old man has been arrested following the killing of an off duty police officer.
On Wednesday, 1 May 2019 at about 17:45, 26 year old Constable Shane Nico Fleur was with friends in Meyer Street, Arcadia in Humansdorp when he was approached by a juvenile and an argument developed between them.
The teenager suddenly produced a knife and stabbed Constable Fleur in his chest and then fled the scene. Fleur was rushed to a local hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.
The police’s 72-hour activation plan was set in motion and a team of dedicated police officers from Humansdorp started hunting for the suspect.
At approximately 21:00 that evening, the 17- year-old suspect was arrested in Arcadia and detained for the murder of Constable Fleur.
At this stage the motive is yet to be established.