Suspended police officer arrested after shootout with police

A police officer on suspension has been arrested following a shootout with police last evening.

According to reports, while on patrol along KP Lands, La Plata, Valencia, police were alerted by two men that a man was threatening to shoot them.

On investigating, the officers confronted a man identified as Joshua Roberts who allegedly whipped out a firearm and opened fire on them.

The police returned fire and Roberts subsequently dropped his firearm.

The assailant was arrested, a Walther pistol and 14 rounds of ammunition were recovered at the scene.

 

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