Cops, criminals in Sandton highway shootout

2015-05-20 13:35


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Johannesburg - A shootout ensued on the M1 South near the Grayston offramp in Sandton on Wednesday, said police.

Police officers patrolling the area spotted a red Volkswagen near Sandton City which they tried to stop and search, said Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.

The vehicle however sped off.

"A chase then ensued. Occupants of the vehicle fired shots at the police and police shot back until the driver lost control of the vehicle on M1 after Grayston on-ramp,"  said Dlamini.

One suspect jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot.

The second suspect, a 28-year-old man, was arrested on the scene.

"A pistol and several [rounds of] ammunition of an AK47 rifle was found inside the vehicle. It is suspected that the vehicle is stolen," said Dlamini.

The man was charged with attempted murder, possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition and possession of suspected stolen vehicle.

The search continues for the other suspect.

It was reported that no one was injured.

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