Alleged hijacker killed

2016-04-06 06:00
PHOTO: sourced An alleged hijacker was shot and killed in Winklespruit and a second gang member was arrested after a shoot-out with armed response officers on Wednesday evening.

PHOTO: sourced An alleged hijacker was shot and killed in Winklespruit and a second gang member was arrested after a shoot-out with armed response officers on Wednesday evening.

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AN alleged hijacker was shot and killed in Winklespruit and a second gang member was arrested after a shoot-out with armed response officers on Wednesday evening.

Blue Security operations manager Brian Jackson said an armed response officer was responding to an alarm activation in Winifred Drive when the local Community Crime Prevention Organisationn (CCPO), which has a network of security officers that provide crime intelligence, as well as armed response back up to local security companies, alerted him via radio to a hijacking incident at Winklespruit beach.

“Our officer spotted a grey Audi jerking and stopping along the road and immediately reported it to the rest of the local CCPO intelligence network, as the owner had reported that the vehicle was low on fuel,” he said.
“Our officers mobilised with the CCPO network and followed the vehicle onto the R603, where it had stopped on the side of the road. When they realised they had been cornered, the gang of five men jumped out of the car and ran in different directions into nearby bushes, shooting at the armed response and CCPO officers as they fled the scene. Our officer and a member of the CCPO returned fire in the direction of the suspects,” he said.

Jackson said the Amanzimtoti SAPS and the K9 Unit attended the scene of the shooting.
“Police recovered the dead body of one of the suspects with a bullet wound to the chest in the bushes. They arrested a second suspect who they found hiding in the bush. Police took the firearms for ballistic testing.” Jackson said the officers had not sustained any injuries during the shoot-out.

“We commend our officer and the CCPO members for their rapid response to the incident, and for their bravery in standing their ground in a life threatening situation. We are confident that the teamwork between the CCPO and local security companies in the area is sending a strong message to criminals that their activities will not be tolerated in our neighbourhood,” he said. - Supplied.

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