On Saturday evening at approximately 18.40, whilst on routine patrol in Anthony Road in the suburb of Umgeni Park, north of Durban, a Marshall Security Special Operations Team member, noticed a suspicious vehicle parked in the driveway of a property along the road.
As the officer passed the premises, he noticed the gates were open and his suspicion grew. The officer decided to turn around and approach the premises to investigate further.
As the officer approached the premises a suspect appeared from the driveway, brandishing a firearm, firing several shots in the officer’s direction, striking the vehicle.
The Marshall Security SOT member returned fire, striking the man, who collapsed as the officer took cover behind his vehicle and called for backup resources. Two other suspects then began shooting in the officer’s direction before assisting their accomplice and fleeing in a getaway vehicle in the direction of Browns Drift Road. Additional Marshall Security Armed Reaction officers descended on the area and a high-speed chase ensued, with the suspects managing to evade arrest.
Further investigation revealed that the suspects had stolen several high-end electronic items from the Umgeni Park home.
The scene was secured and handed over to the South African Police Services for further investigation and processing.