Four suspects arrested and one fatally wounded during a shootout with police on the R21 Highway

GAUTENG – One suspect was fatally wounded and four were arrested during a shootout with police on the R21 highway in the early hours of this morning. Police also recovered two pistols that were used by the suspects.

Police have been looking for suspects that are responsible for stealing motorbikes, boats and caravans in the province.

Through police intelligence, information was received that the suspects will be stealing a motorbike somewhere in Pretoria.

In the early hours of this morning six suspects who were driving a Toyota Hilux with a trailer and a Toyota RunX went to steal a motorbike in Wierdebrug, Pretoria.

Police followed the suspects until at R21 highway towards Kempton Park. As the suspects were accosted they started shooting at the police and a shootout ensued.

One suspect was fatally shot, one suspect was wounded and taken to hospital under police guard while three suspects were arrested. Two firearms were recovered from the suspects. Police are still searching for the suspect that is still at large.

Source: South African Police Service