On Wednesday, 1 November, SAPS Alexandra members were performing crime prevention duties at a Shopping Centre in Alexandra.
A security guard signalled for the members and they intercepted a robbery in progress with about 10 men carrying firearms. The members gave chase and the suspects started shooting randomly and a shootout ensued. One suspect was shot and killed and one member was shot and injured in the process.
The deceased suspect was found in possession of a firearm, ammunition and seven cellphones (some robbed from the store). The police are following up on leads regarding the whereabouts of the suspects that managed to evade arrest.
An inquest docket was opened for investigation and another case of attempted murder was also registered.