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WATCH: Cape Town officer shot at point blank range during patrol, returns fire

21 January, 08:03 AM

Watch as Cape Town traffic officer Nizaam Alexander returns fire after being shot at, at point blank range during a routine patrol.

Western Cape Government on Thursday released the footage of the incident that happened in November on the N2 near Borcherd’s Quarry in Cape Town.

The incident, which was captured on the officer's vehicle's dashboard camera, shows the officer returning fire and chasing after the perpetrator.

Unable to apprehend the suspect, Alexander returns to his duties before seeking medical attention.

According to the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works, the officer's bullet proof vest prevented serious injury; he was back on duty soon after the incident.

The video was uploaded to YouTube by the Western Cape Provincial Government.

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