Midrand hijacker shot dead

2012-05-09 16:02
Johannesburg - A man has been shot dead and another arrested after a hijacking in Midrand, Johannesburg metro police said on Wednesday.

Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said patrolling officers noticed a black Fiat on Tuesday at about 19:00, which had been reported hijacked earlier in Rabie Ridge.

"The driver of the car refused to stop and a police chase ensued on Republic Road."

As soon as the Fiat came to a stop, the men inside shot at the police, who returned fire.

"One man was shot dead, another arrested, and two others managed to flee the scene on foot."

Police were still searching for the two men who fled.

The hijacked vehicle and an unlicensed handgun were recovered. The arrested man was expected to appear in court soon.

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