Members of the Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) recently arrested a man shortly after he allegedly shot and killed a mechanic who was fixing his car.
The crime came to light when patrolling members of the TMPD were informed about a stationary vehicle with hazard lights on the road. Upon investigation, they discovered the bullet-riddled body of the mechanic inside the vehicle.
Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba, spokesperson for the TMPD, stated that the officers approached the vehicle and found an individual who had been shot and killed, with empty cartridges scattered around the crime scene. An eyewitness came forward and provided the officers with information regarding the shooting incident.
Acting swiftly, the TMPD officers followed up on the information and located the alleged killer’s vehicle at a garage along Soutpan Road, near Soshanguve. The suspect was apprehended and found to be in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
According to Mahamba, further investigation revealed that the deceased was a mechanic who had been working on the suspect’s vehicle at the time of the incident. An argument broke out between them inside the mechanic’s vehicle, which tragically escalated into the shooting.
The suspect was arrested and handed over to the South African Police Service (SAPS) for further investigation.