Thursday, January 29, 2009

Kraaifontein Police Constable wounded in shooting

By Cindy Witten
29 January 2009


A constable was wounded in a shooting incident this morning, following a tip police received from a community member who spotted a blue Mazda that was allegedly involved in an armed robbery in the area yesterday.

Two constables responded but when the occupants of the Mazda saw the SAPS members, they sped off. The members pursued the vehicle at a high speed, during which the vehicle stopped near bushes before the four men jumped out and fled on foot. One of the suspects was arrested and police confiscated an assault rifle found in the vehicle. Shortly after the arrest, shots were fired at one of the Constables from a passing white bakkie.

SAPS spokesperson Gerhard Niemand says that the Constable sustained a gunshot wound to his neck and is in a serious condition.

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