Gautentg cop killings - suspect arrested

By Drum Digital
06 April 2015

A KwaZulu-Natal man thought to have ties to the killing of two police officers in a dramatic highway shootout near Modderfontein last week

, was arrested on Sunday.

This follows a nationwide manhunt for suspects linked to the dramatic fire-fight which left two policemen dead and a third wounded.

News24 has learned that a joint operation between members of the police’s Special Task Force and various arms of the Crime Intelligence Unit led to the arrest of the 31-year-old suspect in a carefully orchestrated raid in Kranskop in central KwaZulu-Natal.

While details of the swoop remain unclear, two well-placed police sources, who could not be named as they are not authorised to speak to the press, confirmed that man was found in possession of an illegal pistol.

They detailed that the gun’s serial number matched that of one stolen during a robbery in Phoenix, north of Durban in 2012.

The sources revealed that the suspect has been previously linked to a robbery at Sun City in 2009, for which he was released on bail on charges of business robbery and attempted murder.


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