KwaZulu-Natal, Tongaat: Yesterday, Thursday, 23 March 2017 at 14:00, the SAPS Provincial Task Team received information about a stolen vehicle that was travelling on the N2 highway towards North. Police spotted the said vehicle along the N2 heading towards Tongaat.
The members attempted to stop the vehicle but the suspect fired shots towards the police and police retaliated causing the driver of the vehicle to lose control of the vehicle and crash. The suspect was arrested and he sustained gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital for medical attention where he is under police guard. The firearm was seized from the suspect and when the vehicle was checked, it was discovered that it was stolen at Sea Point in Cape Town earlier this month.
The suspect will be charged with possession of suspected stolen property, possession of unlicensed firearm and attempted murder. He will appear at the Verulam Magistrates’ Court soon.
KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa commended police on the arrest and the recoveries. “The confiscated firearm will be subjected to ballistic testing to ascertain whether it was used in the commission of any other crime in the country. We are thankful that police officers escaped the shooting unscathed,” he said.