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Suspect fatally wounded in shootout with law enforcement

Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS)

PRETORIA- A 32-year-old suspect was fatally wounded in the early hours of this morning, 24 June 2023 when he was engaged in a shootout with law enforcement at a complex in Brits, North West.

It is reported that a multidisciplinary operation was executed when the team which includes Crime Intelligence, Hawks’ Tactical Operations Management Section (TOMS), Gauteng Traffic's Saturation Unit SAPS Highway Patrol, SAPS Ekurhuleni District Operational Trio Task team, Tracker Connect, Badboyz Security, Protego Security and FRS-Falcon Risk Solutions followed up on information on the suspect allegedly involved in the brutal murder of Sgt Leka Maja in Mamelodi a week ago.

Upon arrival at the identified address, the team was met with gunfire and a shootout ensued wherein the suspect was fatally wounded. A search of the premises was conducted and an unlicensed firearm, ammunition (handgun and rifle) were recovered.




Colonel Katlego Mogale

082 455 5782