Ethiopian National Arrested by JMPD for Public Shooting and Illegal Firearm Possession

By | September 10, 2023

A 36-year-old Ethiopian national was arrested by JMPD officers for shooting in public and possessing an illegal firearm. The individual was caught firing a gun into the air before putting it away.

Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officers have arrested a 36-year-old Ethiopian national for shooting in public and possession of an illegal firearm. The incident, which took place in a public area, caused panic and distress among bystanders.

According to witnesses, the individual was seen firing a gun into the air before quickly holstering it. The authorities were immediately alerted and arrived at the scene to apprehend the suspect. They were able to successfully disarm him and take him into custody without any further incident.

The JMPD has commended the swift action of their officers in responding to the situation and ensuring the safety of the public. “We take incidents like this very seriously and will not tolerate any form of violence or illegal activities in our city,” said JMPD spokesperson, Captain Wayne Minnaar.

The suspect is currently being held at a local police station and will face charges related to discharging a firearm in public and illegal possession of a firearm. The police are also investigating the motive behind the shooting and whether the suspect has any prior criminal record.

This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of strict firearm regulations and the need for continuous efforts to combat illegal firearms. The JMPD urges members of the public to report any suspicious activities or individuals carrying firearms to the authorities immediately..

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