A 25-year-old hitchhiker has been arrested by Cape Town police after being suspected in the killing of a driver who stopped and gave him a lift in Brackenfell this week.

Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk told News24 on Monday that a 40-year-old man was shot dead along Frans Conradie Drive at around 11.15pm.

He had picked up a male hitchhiker needing a lift and during the course of the drive had been robbed and shot dead. During the altercation the car crashed into a wall along the busy road and the shooter fled the scene.

Reportedly, three other passengers were treated for minor injuries at the scene of the crash.

Detectives managed to track down the 25-year-old man they suspect was involved in the shooting in Scottsville, a suburb close by.

He is expected to appear in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court today to face murder charges.


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