Two suspects have been arrested for murder after killing a member of the public and wounding a 30-year-old Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer during a robbery in the Johannesburg CBD.
It is understood officers were responding to an armed robbery at a restaurant on Lillian Ngoyi and Nugget Streets on Tuesday night when a group of criminals started shooting at them.
The suspects fled the scene but were handcuffed at a dilapidated building.
The JMPD’s Xolani Fihla said two other suspects are on the run.
“It’s suspected that one of the suspects was shot, as officers found a face mask with blood on it near the scene of the shooting. A male suspected to be cosumer at a the restaurant was found dead on the scene. A deceased security guard was also found near the scene of the shooting, it has not yet been confirmed that his death is linked to the armed robbery.”
This is the second JMPD officer to be shot in less than two days after an official was shot on Monday when police intercepted cash in transit heist suspects in Rosettenville.