Metro cop shot by BMW speedsters

2015-07-26 16:28

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Johannesburg - A metro police officer was injured when the occupants of a speeding car on the N1 highway opened fire on his patrol vehicle on Sunday, Johannesburg metro police said.

It later emerged that the two men who shot at the metro police officer, were in fact wanted in connection with a robbery in Rooihuiskraal, said chief superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

Two metro police officers caught a BMW doing 203km/h in a 120km/h zone on the N1 highway towards Allendale in Midrand just after 11:00 on Sunday.

The officers chased the car and managed to stop it near the Allandale on-ramp. 

“The occupants opened fire on the patrol car and sped off.”

The windscreen of the patrol car shattered and one of the metro police officers was taken to hospital for treatment.

He has since been released.

No arrests have been made. 

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