Gauteng police shot dead one of the most wanted suspects in this province in Diepsloot. The suspect in question was wanted in connection with various crimes including armed robbery, business robbery, transit robbery and car hijacking.
Capt. Police spokeswoman Kay Makhubele said in a statement that police officers knocked on the door of the suspect’s girlfriend in Riverside View on Friday night.
Makhubele said the suspect realized that the police were firing on him, after which he fired a shot. However, police officers fired back and the suspect in question was fatally wounded in the process.
The girlfriend’s home was searched where police officers found a bag of nine pistols, two guns and ammunition magazines. A white Mercedes-Benz AMG was also found in the yard. The car was probably hijacked, Makhubele said.