Security guard behind bars for attempted murder

2017-07-12 06:02

POLICE are investigating a case of attempted murder after a 23-year-old man was shot in Chatterton Road on Sunday.

It is alleged that the victim was shot by a security guard who saw him and his friends harassing customers in a parking lot.

SAPS spokesperson Captain Thembeka Mbhele confirmed the incident adding that a 34-year-old security guard had been arrested.

“The security guard alleged that he was patrolling along Chatterton Road when he noticed the victim and his friend harassing customers at the parking lot.

“He chased the victim away and they became violent and threw stones at him.

“He withdrew his firearm, shot the victim in the head and the victim was taken to hospital in critical condition.

“The security guard was arrested by Pietermaritzburg­ police for attempted murder and is to appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court soon.”

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