Shooter opens fire on Ekurhuleni cop from car boot

2016-04-26 18:51
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Johannesburg – An Ekurhuleni Metro police officer was injured in Tsakane on Monday morning after a shooter opened fire from the boot of a car, police said.

The officer had stopped a suspicious-looking white Toyota Corolla with three male occupants in Tsakane, east of Johannesburg, around 10:00, Lieutenant Colonel Wilfred Kgasago said.

"As the officer was requesting the driver to produce a driver's licence, a boot suddenly opened and a person pointed what looked like an AK47 and started shooting."

In fear, the officer ran from the scene, leaving his patrol car at the site.

The patrol vehicle was stolen from the scene in Langaville Extension 5 and was found abandoned about a kilometre away from Vlakfontein Road, Kgasago said.

No arrests have yet been made.

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