Suspect arrested at hideout of police murder for police constable in Grassy Park

A 42-year-old man was arrested on Thursday evening, for the murder of a Grassy Park constable. The suspect shot and killed the 26-year-old constable on Thursday afternoon.

‘’The deceased member and his partner reacted on information of an armed suspect in Blackbird Avenue in Grassy Park and during an altercation with the suspect, the member sustained a fatal gunshot wound to his chest, while his partner escaped the incident unharmed,’’ said Colonel Andrè Traut.

The SAPS spokesperson said officers made the arrest at the suspects hideout in Ravensmead and that the 9mm pistol he stole during the altercation with the SAPS members was found in his possession and confiscated.

The HAWKS has taken over the investigation. Meanwhile, the suspect will make his first appearance at the Wynberg Magistrates Court on Monday.

The Western Cape’s Police Commissioner, Lt. Gen. Thembisile Patekile is expected to visit the home of the slain Grassy Park constable in Lavender Hill on Friday morning.

The Western Cape’s Police Oversight & Community Safety MEC, Reagen Allen, has welcomed the arrest.

‘’Everyday dedicated men and women in blue risk their lives to keep us safe. The justice system must run its course and the suspect must face the full might of the law. My hope is that the judge must make an example of this ruthless killer as he does not deserve to live amongst us.’’

Done By: Mitchum George


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