Sandton shootout: Victim's wife in 'state of numb disbelief'

Annie Brent’s husband succumbed to injuries sustained during a Sandton shooting incident.

Annie and Stephen Brent got married 25 years ago. He was knocked of his motorbike in a shooting incident in Sandton at 22 July 2016, he later succumbed to his injuries. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - The wife of a Johannesburg man who died after being knocked off his motorbike during a shootout in Sandton has told Eyewitness News she's in a state of numb disbelief.

Stephen Brent was en route to fetch his son from school yesterday, when he was knocked off his bike during a high speed car chase between gunmen and police.

One suspect was also killed, and two other people were injured, when the gunmen opened fire on police on the corner of William Nicol Drive and Republic Road.

Brent was airlifted to Milpark hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Annie and Stephen got married 25 years ago.

She says she was on her way to the gym when paramedics phoned her to relay the news that Stephan had been involved in an accident.

"[They said] that Stephen was critical but stable, and that he was [being transported] to Milpark Hospital and that I should get straight to the hospital."

Annie says she's still trying to make sense of it all.

"All I kept thinking of is I could just imagine him sitting there casually with a smile on his face, knowing that he was going to be picking his son up from school."

It's understood the suspect's vehicle collided with another car yesterday and overturned, resulting in a crash involving two other vehicles and Brent's motor bike.