Cleveland SAPS spokesperson Captain Johan Jordaan confirmed that one of three suspects was shot and killed in a failed hijacking on 26 August 2019 at Gloucester road, in Kensington Johannesburg.
Jordaan said the hijacker was shot and killed when he and other two suspects tried to hijack a white VW Golf 6.
“The three suspects whereby one was killed, tried to hijack a golf 6 belonging to a security company. At the time, officers from the security company were standing and talking outside their vehicle, when a white VW Golf 4 approached and three armed men jumped out and pointed their firearms at them”, he said.
Jordaan said one suspect was shot dead and the accomplices fled the scene.
“Several shots were fired at the getaway vehicle. A firearm was recovered along with several spent cartridges. Police have since opened an inquest and an attempted murder case, which will be investigated by the Cleveland SAPS. Anyone with more information can contact the Cleveland SAPS on 011 677 5745,” said Jordaan.