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Investigating officer shot dead in Westbury

Warrant Officer Dalmain Morris was gunned down in Westbury on Sunday evening.
Warrant Officer Dalmain Morris was gunned down in Westbury on Sunday evening.
Image: SAPS

A police officer was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Westbury, Johannesburg, on Sunday evening.

Warrant Officer Dalmain Morris was investigating a murder when he was shot by suspects driving a white Renault Clio.

Brig Athlenda Mathe said he was attached to the police's Anti-Gang Unit.

Nhlanhla Sizani, described as a government policing adviser, said on X the shooting took place at approximately 6.40pm when Morris was standing outside a property with a witness.

"More shots were fired, hitting a witness that was interviewed and a bystander. Both sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital."

Extra police resources were deployed to the gang-ridden area earlier this month after a spate of killings.

TimesLIVE