A Durban Metro cop was fatally shot on the M7 highway on Thursday morning, according to ALS Paramedics.
The incident occurred around 7 am near the Hans Detman off-ramp, heading towards Durban.
Upon the arrival of the paramedics, Garrith Jamieson from ALS Paramedics stated that the officer had a severe gunshot wound and couldn’t be saved. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The officer, estimated to be in his thirties, was traveling in a Durban Metro police car when the incident happened.
The vehicle was hijacked and later found on Stapleton Road in the Pinetown area.
According to provincial police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda, the officer was on duty when he noticed a truck driving against the traffic.
He tried to intervene and asked the truck driver to stop, unknown to him that the truck was being hijacked by four suspects driving a silver VW Polo.
Metro police spokesperson Colonel Boysie Zungu confirmed the unfortunate death of the officer.
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