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Suspect arrested at PE Magistrate's Court while visiting another suspect

Jul 22, 2019
Suspect arrested at PE Magistrate's Court while visiting another suspect

Port Elizabeth - A 28-year-old alleged gang member was arrested on Monday morning at the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court by members of the Provincial Organised Crime Investigation Unit (Gang Investigation).

"The investigators were at court busy with a bail application when they spotted the suspect, who was visiting another gang member appearing for an attempted murder allegedly committed in June 2019 in Gelvandale," said police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"It is alleged that on 13 July 2019, at about 15:30, the suspect fired several shots at the complainant in Deverill Road in Helenvale.

"The suspect is known to the complainant.

"No one was injured in the shooting."

The suspect is detained on a charge of attempted murder and will appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

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