Man arrested in Fourways shoot-out

Johannesburg - A man has been arrested for attempted murder during a shoot-out with police in Fourways, Johannesburg, on Thursday morning, Gauteng police said.

The shoot-out happened on Witkoppen and Main roads while police were chasing a Honda Jazz they suspected was stolen, Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said.

The car was spotted in Randburg and it sped off when police tried to stop it. The two men inside the vehicle allegedly fired shots at police, who returned fire.

The driver was shot and wounded and taken to hospital. The passenger was taken into custody and charged with attempted murder. No firearms were found in the car.

The police members involved in the shooting were unharmed.

"On further investigation, it was established that the vehicle had not been stolen and belongs to a vehicle dealership company," Dlamini said.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate would investigate.

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Robert Chilingulo 2014-07-31 06:54:13 PM
No firearms were found in the car.............So how was this a shootout again?
Famida Nana 2014-07-31 07:08:52 PM
Very irresponsible reporting.
On The Edge 2014-07-31 07:13:20 PM
Something fishy here and I do smell a rat! Or is it a PIG!? No firearms found? Charged for attempted murder with no gat, did they use their car and attempt to drive over a PIG? I can't wait to hear from these guys as to what really went down... Exactly Robert, how was this a shootout!?
Riaan Gloy 2014-07-31 07:38:50 PM
There was def a shoutout ,could hear the hand gun against R5 of police...
Candice Cands 2014-07-31 08:33:45 PM
Y r we all using news24 if the reporting is so bad?
Buhle Kubheka 2014-07-31 08:35:48 PM
Huh?!!! Wait wiat, WTF? Let me go walk my dog......
Brad Lee 2014-07-31 09:37:09 PM
Comments here are pathetic. We witnessed the shootout from witkoppen monte casino to main road. They definitely were shooting at the police as well! The police returned fire with handguns and R4 or 5 rifles too. They dodged through the police vehicles who attempted to blockade them police prevented vehicle from going down into residential zone after pineslopes shopping centre. Two officers in a white police vehicle were within arms length of shooter vehicle were they could have easily executed him but did not! Officers were composed and in control of themselves. My staff were shaken up by the incident and the close proximity of the shooting. Well done SAPS ! Thank you for containing the criminals off our work site and preventing potential hostage situations!
Ivan Matema 2014-07-31 10:16:11 PM
News 24 gave you the facts they have, including who shot at who, who got hurt and who got arrested. At the rate you want them to go, this story would break in 2 weeks time, when the criminals have court dates, by which time it wont be breaking. Were you also disappointed when Sky didnt know who shot down MH17, but reported on it anyway? Dont think so. News24 will put up another story when they get more info