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A JMPD undercover officer was shot and wounded in Hillbrow on Tuesday. Photo: JMPD/Facebook

Undercover JMPD officer shot while in pursuit of a suspect

JMPD said it will leave no stone unturned until they arrest the man who shot and wounded an undercover officer in Hillbrow.

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A JMPD undercover officer was shot and wounded in Hillbrow on Tuesday. Photo: JMPD/Facebook

An undercover officer from the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) was shot in Hillbrow on Tuesday while chasing a suspect who evaded a search.


Whilst conducting crime prevention patrols in Hillbrow JMPD IIOC undercover officers spotted eight suspicious males standing outside a building at Claim Street between Kotze and Esselen Streets.

JMPD spokesperson Xolani Fihla said officers activated the blue lights on their vehicle, tactically approached and requested to search the males.

“Whilst conducting the search, one male ran away. Officers gave chase and whilst in pursuit the male shot at the officers,”

said Fihla.

An officer was shot and sustained injuries to his chest and hip.

The suspect then dropped his firearm and fled the scene, Fihla explained.

The undercover officer was immediately rushed to the hospital and he is currently in a stable condition.

“JMPD wishes our injured officer a speedy recovery and no stone will be left unturned until the suspect is apprehended,”

added Fihla.

A case of attempted murder has been opened at Hillbrow SAPS for further investigation.


Meanwhile, on Monday in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape,  shootout broke out between police officers and a gang that is believed to be involved in a number of shooting incidents in the area.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is investigating the police’s involvement in the death of an alleged gangster on Monday night, 16 May.

IPID spokesperson Lizzy Suping said the alleged shootout broke out in Walmer at approximately 20:00.

Police officers were reportedly following up on information about a problematic gang in the area.

“The tip-off led them to a house in Walmer. Upon approaching the house, the dog started barking at the police and this alerted people in the house that someone was outside,”

said Suping.

The occupants of the house allegedly opened fire on the police officers and the shootout lasted for approximately an hour, according to IPID.

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