The matter was postponed to August 21 for further investigations.
Labour law consultant Meekahefele Mosooa, 43, was out on R5000 bail.
Motorcyclist Douglas Pierce was shot dead in the confrontation with Mosooa on Malibongwe Drive, Northriding, Johannesburg, in February. Both men carried firearms. Mosooa was driving a sedan.
He told the court during his bail application he acted in self-defence.