Suspect killed, officer wounded in shootout

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A suspect has been killed and another wounded after a shootout with JMPD officers in Hillbrow, Johannesburg on Friday evening. The wounded suspect has been taken to hospital under police guard.

One officer was critically wounded in the incident and has been taken to Milpark hospital.

The suspects allegedly hijacked a white Hyundai before the confrontation with police.

JMPD Spokesperson, Wayne Minnaar says the officers tried to stop the hijacked car on Quest and Captain street when the shootout occurred.

“The K9 officers received information of the location of the Hyundai in Hillbrow. It was hijacked and when officers tried to stop the van at Quest and Captain street, a shootout occurred. One male suspect has been killed. One has been arrested and the officer sustained gunshot wounds to his shoulder and leg.”