gunNews24 reports that a detective attached to the Garsfontein SA Police Service (SAPS) in Pretoria was killed by a suspect whom he and two other colleagues were arresting on Saturday morning.  

The suspect also sustained gunshot wounds and is being treated under police guard in hospital.  Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Brenda Muridili explained that the detective was on the scene at around 10:30 when police were arresting the suspect in connection with a case of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.  Three detectives approached the suspect on the corner of Garsfontein and Rubenstein roads, but he attacked them with rocks.  "On trying to apprehend the suspect, he managed to grab one of the members' firearms and fatally wounded him.  The other members managed to retaliate wherein the suspect was shot and wounded," Muridili indicated.  The accused will appear in court once he is declared fit to do so and will face a charge of murder and two counts of attempted murder.


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