POLICE ARREST DOUBLE-MURDER SUSPECT
On Saturday 20 February 2021, Dobsonville police arrested a 27-year-old suspect for two murders he is alleged to have committed on 14 February 2021, in Diepsloot extension 1.
It is alleged that Dobsonville police were on duty when they received information from an informant about an African male suspect who is sought by Diepsloot police for murder. The police proceeded to the address, on arrival, they found a male suspect matching the description given by an informant. The suspect was subsequently arrested and handed over to Diepsloot police.
The suspect allegedly shot dead two men in Diepsloot after they had an argument while drinking alcohol. He alleges that the two deceased swore at him during an altercation and he shot them as a result.
After committing the offence, he went to hid at his friend’s place in extension 11. The following day he fled to Soweto, Dobsonville.
When making a confession to the police, the suspect said that he threw the firearm away in the nearby river. He pointed out the place to the police. Search was conducted but the police could not find the firearm. Water Wing unit has been activated to assist with the search.
Diepsloot police are currently profiling the suspect to possibly link him to other crimes that he might have committed. The suspect appeared in the Randburg magistrates court.