The Hawks sadly lost another member of the team this morning, this comes two weeks after two other Hawks members were shot on duty. Colonel Brewer was traveling to work around 06:30 when he was shot.
It has been reported that the weapon used was of high calibre and the officer died on the scene.
At this stage no suspects have been found and the man hunt to find those responsible has started.
The National Commissioner has condemned the “senseless” killing of a fellow team member and has initiated a “72-hour Action Plan” to ensure that the senseless killers are brought to justice for their crimes.
Colonel Brewer was renowned for his hard work and commitment, he was known for the complex cases he cracked and was part of the battle to stop Rhino poaching.
General Sitole has come forward to express his condolences to the family of Colonel Brewer and stated that the SAPS has suffered a huge loss.