Police apprehended a 38-year-old male for attempted murder, possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition at Cherry Court corner Bree and Polly Street, Johannesburg, on 1 September 2021 at 21:30.
It is alleged that suspect shot his girlfriend 28-year-old once in the upper body inside their flat.
They had an argument concerning the phone and he accused the victim to be cheating on him. He shot her and damaged her cellphone with a bullet.
Victim was taken to hospital by an ambulance and quick response by the police led to the apprehension of a suspect.
Firearm with no serial number and live round was recovered. Firearm will be sent to ballistic testing to ascertain if it was used in the commission of other serious and violent crimes.
Investigation is underway and suspect is appearing on 3 September 2021 in the Johannesburg Magistrate Court.
Johannesburg Central Station Commander Brigadier Perumal condemned Gender Based violence. He encouraged male to seek counselling when confronted by challenges with their partners instead of using force.