Reaction Unit SA crime report

SON ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING: REDCLIFFE

A man was arrested by reaction officers after he shot at his mother and brother during a domestic dispute at their home in Redcliffe on August 15.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the scene by a resident reporting shots being fired at a neighbouring property. Upon arrival, the officers were informed that the suspect had already fled the scene.

His mother explained that following a dispute over the inheritance of their home, her son pulled out a firearm and fired shots at her and her other son. The intoxicated man then fled the scene. A spent 9 mm cartridge was recovered at the scene.

While on patrol, officers spotted the vehicle in Jasmine Road in Redcliffe. Rusa members approached the vehicle and found the firearm used in the shooting on the passenger seat. The firearm was licensed and belonged to the driver. The intoxicated man was placed under arrest and handed over to police for further investigation.

No one was injured in the shooting.

PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN HIT AND RUN: MOUNT EDGECOMBE

A 50-year-old woman was killed after she was run over in the south-bound lane of the M41 at the N2 on ramp in Mount Edgecombe last week.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the scene by passing motorists who reported the incident. Upon arrival, medics assessed the pedestrian and found that she had suffered an extensive head injury and died at the scene. The deceased’s identity has been established. The vehicle involved in the accident fled the scene.

Police are investigating further

THREE INJURED IN COLLISION: R102 VERULAM

Three people were injured following a collision on the R102 at the Verulam intersection last Friday.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the scene by passing motorists requesting assistance for the injured. Upon arrival, a Toyota Avanza and a Hyundai i10 were found to be involved in the collision.

Two occupants of the Toyota Avanza and the driver of the Hyundai i10 suffered mild to moderate injuries. They were treated on scene by medics before being transported to hospital by ambulance.

SAPS OFFICIALS INJURED IN
COLLISION: VERULAM

Three SAPS officials were injured following a collision in the north-bound lane of the R102 near the Verulam intersection last Friday.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the scene by passing motorists reporting a collision between a Toyota Etios and an Audi SUV. Upon arrival, three police officers were found to have sustained injuries and were transported to hospital for medical attention by a private ambulance service. The driver of the Audi was not injured.

Traffic was delayed due to the Toyota Etios blocking the right lane of the R102.

ELDERLY COUPLE ATTACKED:
VERULAM

An elderly couple was attacked after they refused to sell two loose cigarettes on account to a customer at their tuck shop on Hilltop Drive in Inanda.

Reaction Unit South Africa was called out to the residence after receiving a call from a member of the public requesting assistance for the injured couple.

Upon arrival, a 73-year-old woman was found bleeding from a wound to her head while her husband suffered blunt-force trauma to his arms. The woman informed Reaction officers that the suspect had approached her residence where she runs a tuck shop and asked to purchase two loose cigarettes on account.

When she declined his request he threatened her before he picked up a wooden plank and assaulted her with it. Her husband, who was at the back of the property, heard her screaming for help and went to her assistance and the suspect then attacked him.

The suspect, who is known to the couple, then fled the scene on foot. The victims provided officers with a clothing description of the man who attacked them and the direction in which he had fled. Rusa members proceeded to an informal settlement in the area where they tracked down a man matching the description. The 33-year-old man was placed under arrest after both victims positively identified him as the person who had attacked them. The suspect is being detained at the Verulam SAPS.

The couple were transported privately to a medical facility.