2 arrested after shoot-out with cops

2012-03-28 10:22
Johannesburg - Two men were arrested on Tuesday afternoon after a high speed chase and shoot-out with police in Mondeor, Johannesburg police said.

"It is alleged that at about 17:00 sector police officers were stopped by a victim of a business robbery. The victim subsequently showed the police the suspect minibus taxi and police pursued it," Lieutenant Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou said.

A shoot-out ensued and a police constable's head was grazed by a bullet.

"He was rushed to hospital in a stable condition."

A police helicopter assisted with air support which led to the arrest of two men. Police recovered an unlicensed 9mm pistol with the serial number filed off.

"The suspects were arrested and charged with possession of unlicensed firearm, business robbery and attempted murder."

The men would appear at the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court soon.

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