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.
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.