The officer had been waiting for the traffic lights to turn green at the corners of Mew Way and Jafta Masemola Road on Monday when he witnessed a silver Toyota Yaris driver in front of him being dragged out of his vehicle by two armed men.
Police said the officer intervened and the two suspects fired shots at him.
“The officer shot back, wounding a 24 -year-old suspect in his lower back. The other suspect with the firearm then managed to run away between the shacks, and we are in pursuit of him,” said police spokesperson FC van Wyk.
He said cases of attempted murder, attacks on police and hijackings were registered for investigation.