MEDIA STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER: EASTERN CAPE
Snappily response by Kirkwood SAPS members resulted within the arrest of three suspects, aged between 25 and 50 and the restoration of the Toyota Avanza all over the early hours of this morning, 03 March 2021 at about 3.30am.
It is a ways alleged that on March 3 at about 2.30am, now not lower than five suspects, one armed with a firearm and others with knives, stormed into a smallholding outside Kirkwood and attacked a house owner and his household. Within the course of a scuffle with the proprietor, one suspect used to be fatally shot, and one more used to be injured. The suspects, including the injured one, fled in a silver Toyota Avanza.
Police had been notified and at once responded. The intensive police search ended in the arrest of the three suspects (including the injured one) and confiscated of the Toyota Avanza on route R75 near Kariega dwelling, Kirkwood. The suspects are anticipated to look within the Kirwood Magistrate’s Court on Friday, March 5 on varied charges including attempted murder and house robbery.
Police are following up on the possession of the vehicle which does now not belong to any of the suspects and has now not been reported stolen.
The search for the leisure suspect(s) continues.
The victims had been handled for accidents.