Two arrested for attempted murder of SAPS officer; firearm will undergo ballistic testing

Western Cape police have arrested two suspects in connection with the attempted murder of a police constable in Ysterplaat.

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In the early hours of Monday, two police constables attached to Kensington SAPS, approached three individuals, who apparently acted suspicious, when one of the persons fired shots at the officer in Ysterplaat. A suspect then fled and fired shots in the direction of the police officers and wounded a 34 year old constable. He was admitted to a local hospital in a serious condition.

At the time, two suspects, aged 21 and 26, were arrested for further questioning while the third one was yet to be arrested.

In a statement on Wednesday, the police’s FC van Wyk said a 30-year-old man handed himself over to police, whilst a 41-year-old suspect was arrested in Belville South, on Tuesday, for the possession of an unlicensed firearm, after the firearm was suspected to be used in the shooting incident.

‘’The firearm that was suspected to be used in the shooting incident was discovered at a premises in William Taylor Street, Bellville South by members attached to Anti-Gang Unit on 2024-04-23. After following up information that the firearm was indeed at the premises, a 41 year old suspect was arrested for the possession of an unlicensed firearm,’’ said Captain F.C van Wyk

‘’The firearm will undergo ballistic testing to ascertain if it was used in this shooting incident or any other criminal activities. The suspect who is currently in custody will appear in the Cape Town Magistrates court once charged,’’ he added.


Done By: Mitchum George


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