Hijacking suspect shot dead

Johannesburg – A car hijacking suspect was shot dead and a JMPD officer injured in a shootout in Hillbrow on Friday, according to police.

  JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said a metro police officer is in a critical but stable condition following the shootout with suspected car hijackers on Friday evening.

  “The shootout occurred when the police traced a hijacked van to Hillbrow. JMPD K9 officers received information on the location of the van. When officers tried to stop the van, a shootout ensued. The JMPD officer was rushed to Milpark Hospital, and one of the suspects was arrested,” Minnaar said.

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