MIL-OSI Africa: Two suspects arrested for attempted police killing

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Source: South Africa News Agency

Sunday, March 3, 2024

The swift response by police in Ntuzuma, KwaZulu-Natal, has led to the arrest of two suspects within a few minutes after they had attempted to kill an on-duty police officer in Newlands.

The police constable was on Thursday driving a State vehicle at the corner of Inanda Road and Marbleray Drive when a white Ford Figo approached from the side. Two men got out of the vehicle, carrying a firearm. The officer immediately reversed, as he attempted to take cover.

The two suspects got back into their vehicle, made a U-turn and drove counter traffic as they chased the police officer, firing shots at him. The constable returned fire and the suspects fled.

“The suspects’ vehicle was circulated and vigilant Ntuzuma police officers spotted the vehicle at the corner of Mswenya and Nyala roads in Ntuzuma.

“The vehicle was intercepted and during a subsequent search. The suspects were found in possession of a firearm, whose serial number was erased. Police also found Gauteng province registration plates and several bank cards in the vehicle,” the police said.

The suspects, aged 20 and 30, who are from Ntuzuma, were arrested and will appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of attempted murder of a police officer and illegal possession of a firearm. – SAnews.gov.za

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