Cops shoot suspected hijacker who tried to steal Saps vehicle

The suspect was shot in the head during the exchange and is now under police guard in hospital.

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JOHANNESBURG – Officers have shot and wounded a suspected hijacker who allegedly tried to steal a marked police car in the south of Johannesburg.

Police say they arrested the suspect following a high-speed chase and a shootout.

The alleged hijacker lost control of the vehicle and drove into a pole.

He was shot in the head during the exchange and is under police guard in hospital.

Spokesman Lungelo Dlamini said: “While police were looking for the car it was spotted in Alberton, then a shootout ensued.”