Patchey death: SAPS request help from community

2019-04-17 06:02

THE SAPS Mountain Rise, Detective Service, Serious and Violent Crimes Unit, is busy investigating a murder case that took place on March 28 in the Eastwood area of Pietermaritzburg.

On March 28 at 9.50 pm, police officers from Mountain Rise Police Station received a complaint of a shooting.

On arrival at Patrys Road in Eastwood, police found an ambulance and a lot of people at the scene of a crime.

On further investigation, police found the body of a dead coloured male lying on the ground with several gunshot wounds.

On closer examination, police noticed that the victim, Shane Patchey (45), had one gunshot wound to the neck, one on the cheek, one on the back and one on the left arm.

It is alleged that two unknown suspects approached Patchey at his residence in Patrys Road and a shooting took place.

Patchey tried to take cover by jumping over a wall, however, he sustained several gunshot wounds and succumbed to his injuries.

The community immediately called for the police and an ambulance, which arrived at the scene.

The ambulance personnel pronounced Patchey dead at the scene of the crime. Police called out all the necessary units and cordoned off the crime scene and combed the area for exhibits and clues.

Police are making an appeal to the community with positive information to speak to the detective investigating officer, Warrant Officer Ashok Baldowu, at 065 860 7702, anonymously as an informer.

As an informer you will not be called to appear in court but will remain anonymous without anybody knowing that you gave the information.

This type of crime is unacceptable in the community and the police from the Serious and Violent Crimes Unit are busy with this investigation. — Supplied.

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