Armed suspect threatens response officer

The officer is treated by paramedics after a shot grazed his forehead as it ricocheted off the roof of the vehicle during a tussle with a suspect in Isipingo on Monday night, 8 October.

An armed response officer was injured in a shooting incident in Isipingo last night (Monday, 8 October).

Blue Security community and media liaison officer, Andreas Mathios said the officer had parked his vehicle on the corner of Baracuda Drive and Avenue East when a suspect approached him at about 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 pulled out a firearm and demanded that the officer hand over his,” said Mathios.

“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.”

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Isipingo SAPS, SAPS Umlazi K9 unit and Metro Police K9 unit responded to the scene. “ER24 paramedics treated the officer at the scene, before transporting him to hospital,” said Mathios.

 

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