Cape Town – A Cape Town man who pointed a gun at police officers responding to a domestic violence incident is expected in court soon.
The suspected domestic violence perpetrator allegedly pointed a gun at the police officers who attended to the incident, police said.
According to police spokesperson Sergeant Wesley Twigg, officers were on patrol in the Philippi area in the early hours of Monday morning when the incident occurred.
“Members of Operation Restore were busy with patrols in Sweet Home Farms informal settlement on Monday morning, 28 November 2022 at about 00:30, when they were stopped by a member of the community who had a domestic violence related complaint.
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“The members assisted the complainant and went with her to her residence. The members found a male inside the house and was pointed out by the complainant as the suspect.
“The members wanted to search him but he refused and pulled out a firearm and pointed it at the members. A scuffle between the suspect and the members ensued,” said Twigg.
The 36-year-old man was arrested on charges of domestic violence, pointing of a firearm and attack on police, he said.
Police said the suspect will appear in court once he is formally charged.
“Crimes against women and children are high on the priority list of the Western Cape police and we are committed to protect woman and children not only in the 16 Days of Activism Against Women and Children period but 365 days of the year,” Twigg added.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe