A private security company officer was shot and critically injured when he disturbed a gang carrying out a home invasion on the Bluff on Monday morning.
Blue Security operations director Brian Jackson said the armed response officer was responding to the scene of a home invasion in Maxwell Avenue when two suspects, armed with rifles shot at him.
A gang of eight armed robbers had arrived at the property in a silver Mercedes and a white Kia at around 9.25am.
“The officer responded to the scene and had parked on the side of the road, when two suspects armed with rifles, who were stationed outside ‘on the lookout’ in the white Kia, jumped out and walked towards his vehicle,” Jackson said.
“The officer then jumped out of his vehicle and ran to the back to take cover when the suspects opened fire and shot him in the pelvis,” Jackson said.
“ER 24 paramedics stabilised the injured officer at the scene before transporting him to hospital. A domestic worker who was in the house alone at the time of the robbery was also taken to hospital for treatment as she was injured when she jumped over a wall to a neighbouring property to escape the gang,” he said.
Jackson said an airgun, a modem and a cellphone were reported stolen.
ER24’s Russel Meiring said paramedics assessed the injured man and found that he had sustained a gunshot wound to his pelvis, leaving him in a critical condition.
“The man was treated for his injuries and was provided with advanced life support interventions.”
Brighton Beach SAPS attended the scene and are investigating.