It is alleged that on Thursday at about 22:20, Sgt Sabelo Xaba from Umlazi K9 Unit received a complaint of Carjacking of a Silver VW Polo and Attempted Murder, that had taken place at Umlazi, G Section. Sgt Xaba responded quickly to the complaint and a chase ensued from Umlazi to Victoria Embankment and came to stop under the M4 bridge.
Ethekwini Inner South cluster members immediately assisted Sgt. Xaba in the chase of the VW Polo. The suspects opened fire on the police officials, which resulted the police members returning fire. The stolen vehicle came to a stop, as it crashed under the M4 bridge into a barrier.
Three(3) suspects managed to escape but one suspect was arrested and transported to the hospital due to injuries he sustained in the accident and a gunshot wound to his leg . Two (2) 9mm pistols, three (3) cellphones and a wallet with bank cards were recovered in the vehicle.
The police members, fortunately, were not injured but their police vehicles were damaged due to the bullets and accident damage. Excellent work between Umlazi K9 and Ethekwini Inner South police members.