Suspected hijacker shot dead by cops

Johannesburg - A man was shot dead by police who were trying to retrieve a hijacked vehicle in Dobsonville, Soweto, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

The man was shot by the police flying squad on Tuesday night, Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.
"He was confirmed dead at the scene," he said.

Two men hijacked a woman while she was pulling into her driveway in the area on Tuesday night.
Her 7-month-old baby was with her in the vehicle at the time of the hijacking.

"One of the men jumped into her vehicle and drove off with her and the baby," said Makhubela.

She and the baby were then dropped off on the side of the road and the men drove off with her vehicle.

The woman reported the hijacking to police, and the flying squad was alerted.

Flying squad officers spotted the vehicle and gave chase.

"The men then opened fire at the police," said Makhubela.

Police returned fire and one of the men was shot dead.

The other man was arrested and would appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court soon.

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Annette 2014-08-20 02:18:52 PM
Great job guys - give those men a bells!
Dirk Engelbrecht 2014-08-20 02:24:56 PM
Good work SAPS, next time please shoot both of them dead, that way our prisons won't become overcrowded and he can't escape from prison... The SAPS should shoot to kill, then ask questions later... Criminals should know that there is consequences if you wanna live a life of crime...
Clement Hlongwane 2014-08-20 02:27:14 PM
Well done cops- we salute you
Bob Mearly 2014-08-20 02:27:17 PM
Well done SAPS.
Anthony Mokoo 2014-08-20 02:33:03 PM
Who is this Jack Tig?
Thina Mapipa 2014-08-20 02:33:17 PM
Flori Hlajude 2014-08-20 02:35:02 PM
salute cops what are great job thumbs up
Siener Sien 2014-08-20 02:36:56 PM
Good, there is no space in our jails anyway and us tax payers are already being milked dry
Olga Kgaswane 2014-08-20 02:45:20 PM
high5 great job
Mpho Zulu Mniki 2014-08-20 02:49:02 PM
Retaliation is a must