Armed man held after car chase

2013-10-30 00:00

THE pursuit of a suspicious looking vehicle without numberplates led to the arrest of a 29-year-old for man on Monday for attempted murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm.

According to police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane, the arrest was made by members of the Pinetown Cluster tactical response team after they were alerted that the vehicle was being chased by Hillcrest police station members towards the Pinetown area.

The vehicle was spotted in Sander Road in New Germany and a high-speed chase ensued. The driver jumped out and tried to run away after his vehicle spun out of control and overturned. Two shots were fired at the police.

He was arrested and charged for attempted murder and possession of and unlicensed firearm. A CZ 9 mm pistol with 11 rounds of ammunition was seized. The firearm will be sent for ballistic tests to establish whether it was used in any other crime incidents.

The suspect is due to appear in court this week.

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