Police in shoot out, 1 suspect killed, 1 arrested, Loate

South African Police Service

Police in shoot out, 1 suspect killed, 1 arrested, Loate
Police in shoot out, 1 suspects killed, 1 arrested, Loate

Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela commended the swift response by the police which led to the arrest of two suspects who are suspected to be involved in various crimes in Gauteng Province.

Police officers received information from an anonymous caller about an unknown number of people in a suspicious Toyota Quantum in Loate on Thursday 4 November 2021.

The vehicle was identified and upon the police’s arrival at the scene, the suspects attempted to flee on foot in different directions while shooting at the members. The police returned fire, one suspect was arrested and the second suspect was found with a bullet wound on his upper body.

He was certified dead on the scene with a toy gun next to his body.

Police are investigating cases of attempted murder and an inquest. The arrested suspect is expected to appear in court soon.

Furthermore, the police have launched a manhunt for more suspects in the area of Loate that are believed to be involved in online shopping scam. The suspects order items online from various online stores, when the items are delivered, the suspects then rob and or hijack the delivery person of all the items and or the delivery vehicle.

Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has praised the community member that called the police for being an active law abiding citizen and he has commended the police for the swift reaction. “We are thankful to the member of the public that called the police. We urge all community members to continue to be our eyes and ears and to continue reporting any criminal activity in their area. This, will in a long run rid communities of criminals and make those areas safe,” said Lt Gen Mawela.

Anyone can report criminal activities by calling the SAPS Crime Stop number 08600 10111.

Callers may remain anonymous.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service