Western Cape man held for shooting cop

2013-05-11 22:44

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Cape Town - A man was arrested in Gugulethu, near Cape Town, on Saturday after he allegedly shot a police officer, Western Cape police said.

Colonel Tembinkosi Kinana said that the 28-year-old man was wanted in connection with an armed robbery that happened in March.

Last Friday, police managed to trace the man but he drew a firearm when they tried to search him and shot one of the policemen, wounding him in the shoulder.

On Saturday about 11:15, police responded to a tip off that the man had returned to his home.

The suspect was arrested but the firearm was not recovered.

He is expected to appear in the Athlone Magistrate's Court soon to face charges of attempted murder and house robbery.

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