Officers say the dreadlocked man didn’t even get a chance to take off his swirlkous when they charged through his door shortly after 6am.
Station commander, Colonel Dawood Laing, says officers went on the hunt for the man after a shooting in Parkwood Avenue but when they raided his home in Blackbird Avenue, they got more than they bargained for when they found him in possession of a backpack filled with ammunition.
“Shortly after 6am, officers conducted a search at the home of a known member of the Mongrels gang who was wanted on a charge of attempted murder for a shooting incident,” says Laing.
“When officers entered the property, they found the suspect in possession of eight parcels of high-grade dagga and 41 rounds of ammunition across various calibres, and included hollow points and a magazine.
“No firearms were found in his home, so further investigations will be done to ascertain where he got it from.”
Laing says the suspect was identified as one of four gunmen who opened fire on a group of people in Parkwood Avenue on 22 November.
“In that incident, there were four gunmen who opened fire on a group of people standing in a park in Parkwood Avenue at 9.30pm.
“They were identified as members of the Mongrels gang who shot an 18-year-old male and the bullet struck him in the left hand.
“He was taken to hospital and an attempted murder docket was opened. The motive for the shooting is not clear and further investigations will be done.”
Laing says the skollie now faces various charges, including attempted murder, illegal possession of ammunition and possession of drugs and will appear in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
“The officers did a very good job in bringing a gunman to book and their efforts should be applauded,” he adds.