Man apprehended after attempts to shoot wife


A 49-year old Durban man who tried to shoot his wife after an argument ensued, has been apprehended on Friday.

According to police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele, he explained that during the course of the argument, the man allegedly missed his shot.

It is alleged that on 21 September 2020, a couple had an argument whilst at their home on Ridge Road and the husband drew a firearm and fired a shot towards the wife, but he missed. The wife fled from the house.”

“A case of attempted murder was opened at the Mayville police station for investigation,” Mbele said.

Police officers from Durban and Mayville detectives paid a visit to the house in order to find the man.

A search was conducted, and the suspect was found in possession of a shotgun, a revolver, and a pistol… with a number of rounds of ammunition. He was immediately arrested,” Mbele said.

On Friday, the man came before the Durban Magistrate’s Court on charges of murder attempt and the possession of illegal firearms and ammunition.

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