Gunman held after security officer shot dead

Cleveland – On Tuesday police arrested a 28-year-old suspect following the fatal shooting of a security officer who was responding to an incident.

  Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said the Seven Arrows Security officer responded to an alarm that went off on Tuesday.

  “The suspects started shooting at him and he was hit in the head and died on the scene. One firearm, a Glock 90 with serial number CHR442 was stolen from the deceased. The suspects jumped into a white Toyota Corolla, registration number CM78MCGP and fled. Another Seven Arrow vehicle with the supervisor of the deceased also came across the suspects about 50 metres from the scene, and the suspects opened fire at him as well. His vehicle was severely damaged and has many bullet holes, but he escaped unharmed. The suspects managed to get away. Police officers on patrol spotted the vehicle in Bezuidenhout Valley at corner First Street and Gordon Road. They chased it and the suspects started shooting at them. The officers shot back until the vehicle hit a wall in Joubert Park at corner Leyds and Quarts streets. The suspects got out of the car and fled on foot. One firearm was recovered inside the car,” Makhubele said.

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