Murder of unborn baby: Pregnant mom shot by gang member, Booysens Park

South African Police Service

Murder of unborn baby: Pregnant mom shot by gang member, Booysens Park
Murder of unborn baby: Pregnant mom shot by gang member, Booysens Park

A 22-year-old wanted murder and attempted murder suspect was arrested during the early hours of 29 November 2020, by members of the Anti-Gang Unit in Booysens Park.

It is alleged that on 29 January 2020 at about 13:20, a 31-year-old female was in Desdemonia Close in Booysens Park when she was approached by three unknown males. They demanded her cellphone and as she reached for her phone, one of the suspects fired shots at her. She sustained injuries in her stomach, left upper thigh and right arm. The victim was six months pregnant at the time. The suspects fled the scene. The baby passed away.

The suspect was known to the complainant and a case of murder and attempted murder was opened for investigation. The suspect is a gang member and has been evading police since the incident.

The suspect is also implicated in an attempted murder which allegedly took place on 16 September 2020 in Khayamnandi in Despatch. It is alleged that at about 03:30 on the mentioned date, the 22-year-old victim was informed that his girlfriend wanted to see him. As he was walking in Bantu Holomisa Road, the suspect and another male approached him and started shooting at him. No injuries were sustained. The complainant also knew the suspect and his friend. A case of attempted murder was under investigation.

At about 01:00 this morning, 29 November 2020, Anti-Gang Unit members arrested the suspect at a house in Kayne Street in Booysens Park.

He is detained on both cases of murder and attempted murder as well as attempted murder and will appear in the Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage magistrate courts respectively.

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