Suspects nabbed for CPT cop shooting

3 suspects were arrested in connection with the latest cop shooting in Cape Town.

FILE PICTURE: A police vehicle patrols Belhar. Picture: Malungelo Booi/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the latest shooting of a police officer in Cape Town.

The sergeant was shot on Tuesday evening while searching a suspect during a routine patrol in Belhar.

He was rushed to hospital after being shot in the stomach.

Police said he was in a stable condition.

The latest incident brings to four the number of law enforcement officials who were shot in the Mother City in less than a week.

Two police officers were shot and killed in Imizamo Yethu over the weekend.

A metro police officer was also shot dead in Khayelitsha a few days earlier.

Police spokesperson November Filander appealed to the community to help catch the gunmen of the other incidents.