Police reservist shot dead in shootout with four suspects

A 29-year-old reservist was killed, two police officers wounded and an 18-year-old man arrested following a shootout at Brown's Farm in Nyanga, Western Cape police said.

A 29-year-old reservist was killed, two police officers wounded and an 18-year-old man arrested following a shootout at Brown's Farm in Nyanga, Western Cape police said.

Inspector Bernadine Steyn said yesterday the incident happened at about 11pm on Sunday in Sikhwalimanzi Street at Brown's Farm. Three officers approached a stationary red Mazda with four men inside when shots were fired at them from the vehicle.

Philippi East police station reserve Constable Bulelani Ndita was shot in the chest and died on the scene. A 30-year-old detective constable from the same police station was also shot in the leg but was in a stable condition in hospital.

A senior Provincial Visible Policing officer was shot in the stomach and both legs. He was in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

The men then abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. An 18-year-old man was arrested soon afterwards and will be charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder.

The other three men are still at large.

Anyone with information leading to the arrest of the three should contact Captain Paul Hendricks at the Provincial Organised Crime Unit on 021- 950-1400. - Sapa

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