Johannesburg – A taxi driver was shot dead on Saturday during an alleged altercation with two pedestrians in the CBD, according to police.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said Johannesburg Central officers arrested two suspects, aged 22 and 29, for murder as well as for the possession of an unlicenced firearm and ammunition.
“It is alleged that a taxi driver argued with two pedestrians, he stopped his taxi and confronted them, and one of the suspects took out a firearm and shot him. Police on routine crime-prevention duties heard two gunshots. They rushed to the direction of the sound and found a 34-year-old male lying in a pool of blood. The victim was shot in the upper body and paramedics certified him dead on the scene,” Peters said.
Peters added that police were given a description of the suspects and the direction they took. “They used the information and arrested the two suspects within a very short space of time. The firearm used in the murder has been sent for ballistic testing to establish a possible link to other serious and violent crimes.”