A Blue Security armed response officer was injured in a point-blank shooting incident in Isipingo last night.
Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said the armed response officer had parked his vehicle at the corner of Baracuda Drive and Avenue East when a suspect approached him at around 9.55pm.
“The suspect struck up a conversation with the officer and asked him for a lift but the officer refused, saying he was working. The suspect then pullout out a firearm and demanded that the officer hand over his firearm,” Mathios said.
“The officer grabbed hold of the suspect’s firearm and a shot went off that grazed the officer’s forehead as it ricocheted off the roof of the vehicle. The suspect grabbed the officer’s firearm and told him that he would kill him. He fled the scene on foot,” Mathios said.
Isipingo SAPS, the SAPS Umlazi K9 Unit and Metro Police K9 Unit responded to the scene of the crime.
“ER24 paramedics attended the scene of the crime and treated the officer at the scene before transporting him to hospital,” Mathios said.
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