Major update In Fatal Menlyn Shooting Incident


Police have arrested a 45-year-old man after fatal shots were fired at Menlyn Maine shopping centre on Monday morning.

The shooting happened in the shopping centre’s parking lot when an apparent altercation broke out.

The victim had been in the company of two other men when one of them allegedly approached the suspect. An altercation ensued, said police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters.

“It is alleged that the deceased was with two other men at Menlyn Maine, when one of them approached the suspect. An altercation ensued between the men. Preliminary reports further indicate that the suspect retreated to his vehicle and returned with a firearm, and fired more than one shot at the deceased who was attempting to diffuse the situation. The man was declared dead on the scene.

“Police have seized the firearm used by the suspect for further investigation, while the motive is yet to be determined. The arrested suspect will appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court in due course on a charge of murder,” said Peters.