'Ghost Squad' cop shoots taxi driver who rammed his vehicle into police car

A "Ghost Squad" police officer shot and wounded a taxi driver who tried to ram into his vehicle on Friday.
A "Ghost Squad" police officer shot and wounded a taxi driver who tried to ram into his vehicle on Friday.
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A “Ghost Squad” police officer shot and wounded a taxi driver who tried to ram into his vehicle on Friday.

City of Cape Town executive director for safety and security Richard Bosman said that the incident took place near Langa.

“The officer tried to pull over a taxi driver for a traffic stop on the N2 near Raapenberg Road, but he refused and rammed the officer's vehicle several times during a chase,” said Bosman.

He said that the taxi driver then jumped out of the vehicle and ran in the direction of Bonteheuwel.

“The suspect turned around and reached for something, and the officer drew his weapon and fired a shot, as he thought the suspect was reaching for a firearm. The 23-year-old was wounded in his side,” said Bosman.


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