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  • Kraaifontein suspect allegedly shot and killed victim in front of the police

    Kraaifontein suspect allegedly shot and killed victim in front of the police

    The Cape Town police arrested a suspect for murder on Sunday evening, 29 May, in Kraaifontein. Officers reportedly witnessed the fatal shooting and gave chase.


    South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi said officers were patrolling Kraaifontein in line with their Operation Lockdown II operations on Sunday.

    At approximately 20:00, members spotted three men standing near Laboheme Street, Wallacedene.

    “Upon approaching the trio, they noticed one suspect firing gunshots, fatally wounding the victim who was standing with them,” said Swartbooi.

    The gunman allegedly opened fire on the officers as well before fleeing the scene. The officers returned fire and set after the suspect.

    One of the suspects, a 36-year-old man, was arrested and detained for murder, attempted murder, pointing of a firearm, and possession of prohibited firearm and ammunition.

    An imitation firearm was also found in the suspect’s possession along with the real gun.

    In an unrelated incident in Kraaifontein, members of the Maitland Flying Squad arrested a 17-year-old suspect for possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition on Sunday.

    The arrest came after police officers received a tip-off about the weapon and searched a premises before finding the weapon.

    “Once charged, both suspects are expected to make their respective court appearances in the Blue Downs Magistrate court on the mentioned charges,” said Swartbooi.


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