Anti-Gang Unit members arrest suspects wanted for shootings in Westbury and Eldoradopark

PARKTOWN - Gauteng police have, on 25 June 2022, arrested two suspects wanted for attempted murder and hijacking among other crimes committed in Westbury and Eldorado Park in separate incidents.

The first suspect has been on the run for more than a year after he allegedly shot and injured a man in Eldorado Park in June 2020. Through police crime intelligence, information was received that the suspect was to attend a funeral in Eldorado Park. Police were deployed tactically and accosted the suspect as he was leaving the cemetery. The suspect was wanted for three other cases that include car hijacking and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The second suspect is linked to a shooting incident that took place in Westbury on the 20 June 2022. The members from Anti-Gang Unit have been searching for the suspect until his hiding place was identified in Florida where he was arrested on Saturday.

It is alleged that the suspect, together with his two accomplices, shot a witness in another case of attempted murder. He was taken to hospital in a serious condition. Police are searching for suspects who are still at large.

The Gauteng Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, commended the members of the Anti-Gang Unit and Crime Intelligence for their persistence in hunting down the suspects who are believed to be responsible for shootings in Westbury and Eldorado Park.

Suspects are expected to appear before Court on Monday, 27 June 2022.

Source: South African Police Service