Armed response officer shot in Umbilo

A BLUE Security armed response officer was shot in Umbilo Road on Wednesday night, 11 October.

Blue Security operations director Brian Jackson said the armed response officer had responded to an alarm activation at a premises in Umbilo Road at around 10.10pm.

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“As our officer was leaving the premises he noticed two young suspicious looking men walking past him and he continued to lock up the premises. As he turned around to go to his vehicle the men approached him and pulled out a firearm,” Jackson said.

He said the officer was pulling out his firearm when one of the suspects fired two shots at him, hitting him in the leg. The men then fled the scene on foot.

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“ER24 paramedics transported our officer to a nearby hospital where he is being treated for minor gunshot wounds,” Jackson said.

Umbilo SAPS are investigating.



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Lauren Walford

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