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WESTERN CAPE POLICE ARREST SUSPECTS FOR SERIOUS AND VIOLENT CRIMES IN KRAAIFONTEIN
2022/05/31      |  Written By:  Warrant Officer J Swartbooi   |   Province:  Western Cape

WESTERN CAPE: 30 MAY 2022- Members of Operation Lockdown II deployed in Kraaifontein, were busy with patrols near to Laboheme Street in Wallacedene on Sunday (2022-05-29) at around 20:00 when they noticed three males standing in the street.

Upon approaching the trio, they noticed one suspect firing gunshots, fatally wounding the victim who was standing with them. The suspect then fired gunshots at the police and fled. The police members returned fire and gave chase and apprehended the suspect, confiscating A  9mm Norinco pistol with ammunition and an imitation firearm. The 36 year old man was arrested and detained on charges of murder, attempted murder, pointing of firearm, possession of prohibited firearm and ammunition. 

In an unrelated incident, members of Maitland Flying Squad, who were on rest days on Sunday (2022-05-29), received information about a firearm. The members booked themselves on duty and searched a premises in Kraaifontein. They confiscated a 9mm Norinco pistol, without a serial number. A 17 year old man was arrested and detained on a charge of possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition.  

Once charged, both suspects are expected to make their respective court appearances in the Blue Downs Magistrate court on the mentioned charges.