JMPD officer airlifted to hospital after being shot twice in head

2016-04-18 13:00
The pictures of the scene where a JMPD officer was shot in the head twice. (Supplied, Crime Air Network)

The pictures of the scene where a JMPD officer was shot in the head twice. (Supplied, Crime Air Network)

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Johannesburg - A metro police officer was shot in the head twice during a gunfight with alleged robbers in Vlakfontein, near Lenasia South, on Monday.

He was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition, JMPD spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

Officers stopped a group of suspected robbers who were speeding in a Volvo.

“One of the officers saw a firearm between the car seats and grabbed it. The robbers then sped off and the officers gave chase,” Minnaar said.

The 36 year-old officer was hit twice in the head during the ensuing shootout.

ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaar said a police helicopter team airlifted the injured officer to Milpark Hospital.

Three people were arrested. 

The pictures from a scene where a JMPD officer was shot in the head twice. (Supplied, Crime Air Network)

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