Crimes involving firearms remain a priority for SAPS. Using those fire arms to shoot at police is even more serious.
On the night of 8 August 2017, three suspects aged 27, 31 and 38 were arrested after shooting at police members from a shop in Weza Street, NU6, Motherwell.
This unfolded after Motherwell Crime Prevention Unit members on patrol at 22:30, noticed something suspicious at M&C Supermarket, as the doors to the premises were slightly open.
On closer inspection, shots were fired at the police members from within the shop. The members took cover, and after several minutes, the members tactically arrested the three suspects without further shots being fired at them.
In their possession, a 7,65 pistol and 7 rounds of ammunition were found. It was later established that it was a stolen firearm from the KZN area.
No police members or persons were injured in the incident.
The three suspects will face charges of attempted murder and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition when they appear before the Motherwell Magistrates Court on 10 August 2017.
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