Suspect arrested after shooting at police, firearms recovered

Suspect arrested after shooting at police, firearms recovered
Suspect arrested after shooting at police, firearms recovered. Image source: SAPS

A suspect is under police guard at a hospital after he sustained a gunshot wound in a shootout with police at Malukazi area in Isipingo in the early hours of Tuesday, 14 May 2024.

Police officers who are members of the Provincial Drugs and Firearms Unit acted on intelligence and went to execute a search warrant at a house in Malukazi. The suspect, who is believed to be a drug dealer, fired shots at the police and one officer sustained minor gunshot wound.

The suspect was then arrested and was found in possession of two firearms and ammunition. He was also charged with the attempted murder of police officers.

Further investigation led to the arrest of two other suspects who were found in possession of firearms and ammunition.

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