Today at about 12:25 Khayelitsha police fatally wounded a 31 year old wanted suspect in Site B, T Block Khayelitsha.
It is alleged that three suspects were involved in an armed robbery case that occurred in the early hours of this morning in Khayelitsha.
Police uniform members and the detectives commenced with the search of the suspects after a case of armed robbery was opened by a complainant this morning. Swift reaction by members led to the arrest of two suspects, ages 27 and 28.
Police further continued searching for the third when he was spotted in Site B, T Block. When the suspect saw them, he ran away and members gave chase. The suspect turn around and took out a firearm and point at the police members. Police fired a shot at him, and he sustained a wound to the chest and died on the scene.
The suspect was found with a filed off norinco firearm with six live rounds and he was wearing takkies reported to be stolen in one of the armed robbery incident occurred in the early hours of this morning.
The deceased was a wanted suspect for six cases of armed robbery and rape case incidents committed in Khayelitsha previously.
Cases of Armed Robbery, Pointing of Firearm and Possession of unlicensed firearm were opened for investigation. The firearm will be taken to forensic ballistic to check if it was previously used in commission of crime.
The two arrested suspects will be charged for Armed Robbery. They will appear in Khayelitsha Magistrate court soon.
Major General J.J. Brand Khayelitsha Cluster Commander says that these suspects was terrorising the Khayelitsha residents and more specifically the Y block area in Khayelitsha. The arrest is as a result of good integration between different Police components. The members are commended for their commitment in ensuring a safer Khayelitsha.
Source : South African Police Service