Meter Taxi Association chairperson killed, suspect apprehended

South Africa: South African Police Service (SAPS) arrested the suspect who allegedly shot and killed the Chairperson of a Meter Taxi Association in Pretoria Central on Tuesday evening.

Reportedly, it was a swift response by the police that led to the arrest of the suspect. The apprehended suspect was identified as a 30-year-old adult man.

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As per the sources, the suspect was arrested immediately after the shooting and he was found loaded with the firearm and was believed to have used in the commission of crime.

According to the recent reports received, members from Rapid Rail Police Unit were at Pretoria Railway Station when they heard the sound of a gunshot.

The members of the South African Police Service have quickly rushed to the scene and noticed a man who was carrying a firearm running towards the CBD.

As per the reports, when asked to stop, the suspect fired shots at the police and in return the police responded by shooting back.

Following this, the suspect was shot and injured before he was arrested. The Gauteng police indeed led the arrest of the suspect with the SAPS.

In his possession, the police found firearms and ammunition. The Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect, who is from Inanda in KwaZulu-Natal, it had just shot and killed a meter taxi owner.

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According to the report from the office of the Provincial Commissioner Gauteng, the victim was declared dead at the scene.

Moreover, the suspect, who is in the hospital under the custody of police guard, will be charged with the murder and possession of unlicensed firearm.

Notably, the suspect is expected to appear before the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court as soon as he comes out of the hospital.

The investigation regarding the case is still underway to determine if the suspect is not linked to any other crimes and is particularly the one that are related to the taxi violence majorly.