A Kempton Park CBD bar owner has handed himself over to police after allegedly killing one of his establishments’ patrons in the early hours of Friday morning, reports the Kempton Express.
According to Capt Jethro Mtshali, spokesperson for Kempton Park SAPS, the victim was allegedly harassing a woman inside the bar on the corner of West and Oak streets when the owner intervened.
“The accused took the victim outside,” Mtshali said, “and after a while, multiple gunshots were heard.”
“At that time, the accused allegedly fled the scene when people in the bar became rowdy. However, he handed himself over to police shortly after,” Mtshali added.
The man, who is in his 40s, also gave police the firearm used in the alleged murder.
“At the moment, police cannot confirm the motive behind the matter,” Mtshali said. A case of murder is being investigated.
When the Express arrived on the scene at around 8.30am, more than 50 community members lined the street where the bar had been cordoned off. A few beer bottles were still lying on the ground. Metro and police members were keeping an eye on the crowd.
Across the street, curious residents of surrounding flats could be seen peeking over their balconies.