A metro police officer was shot in the head twice during a gunfight with alleged robbers in Vlakfontein, near Lenasia South, on Monday. He was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition, JMPD spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said. Officers stopped a group of suspected robbers who were speeding in a Volvo.
A section of the N3 south in Modderfontein has been blocked off completely after three SA police service officers were shot at by unknown suspects, the Johannesburg metro police department said on Sunday. “Three SAPS members were shot. One apparently in the head, another in the leg and the other in the leg,” spokesperson Edna Mamonyane said.
A man accused of pointing a firearm that led to the crossfire shooting that left three-year-old Luke Tibbetts dead has been released after admitting guilt and paying a fine, Gauteng police said on Friday. Warrant Officer Gordon Billing said Keenan Mokwena, 28, was sentenced to 12 months in jail or a R3000 fine at the Newlands District Court in Johannesburg last Friday. He opted to pay the fine and was released thereafter.
Limpopo police allegedly shot dead a teenage boy during a protest in Bolobedu at the weekend — the sixth person reported to be killed by police this year, a spokesman said on Monday. Saturday’s shooting comes after the body of a woman was found about 8km away in Mandlakazi, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said. The woman was found on Friday with her hands cut off, and her cellphone and keys placed inside her open stomach.
A one-year-old baby was accidentally killed and its mother injured in Mooiplaas, south of Pretoria, after being hit by a ricocheted bullet allegedly fired by police, Gauteng police said on Monday. Police were attempting to stop a crowd assaulting two men accused of stealing on Sunday when an officer fired a warning shot, said Colonel Katlego Mogale. The warning shot then ricocheted, hitting the baby and mother.
Cop allegedly shoots innocent community builder. THE South African Police Service might once again be shamed after a Mamelodi police officer allegedly shot and killed an innocent community builder last week. It is also alleged that the police tried to cover their tracks by removing evidence from the scene of the incident. Skhumbuzo Jele, who ran the Second Chance Rehabilitation Centre in the Tshwane township, was allegedly gunned down by police on Wednesday evening after being mistaken as one of two hijacking suspects being pursued.