Man shot while hijacking cop

2010-09-28 12:07

A man was seriously injured when he and two accomplices allegedly tried to hijack a police officer in Rietgat, Gauteng.

The 24-year-old was wounded when the officer fired two shots at the group today, police Captain Katlego Mogale said.

He was arrested and taken to hospital.

The officer was leaving his house to go to work.

“As he approached his vehicle in the yard, he felt a presence behind him.

“As he turned around, he was confronted by three suspects, one armed with a firearm,” Mogale said.

The other two men fled the scene. 

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