An attorney shot dead, a suspect behind bars

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

Police arrested a 48-year-old man soon after a 50-year-old attorney was shot and killed in Laudium, Tshwane. It is reported that on the 31st December 2022 at approximately 17h45, two males were standing on the street talking to one another when all of a sudden one of them pulled out a firearm and shot the other one. The victim was certified dead on the scene and he was later identified as a local attorney.

Gauteng Police spokesperson Colonel Mavela Masondo said the suspect was arrested on the scene and the firearm suspected to be used in the commission of murder was found in his possession and confiscated. “The motive for the killing cannot be confirmed at this stage.”

The suspect is expected to appear before Atteridgeville Magistrate Court on Tuesday, 03 January 2023.

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