An off-duty law enforcement trainee officer has been shot and killed in Beacon Valley, Mitchell’s Plain.
37-year-old Toufeeq Williams – who was attached to the Hanover Park LEAP deployment – was walking with his young daughter, when he got caught in gang cross-fire.
No arrests have yet been made. The City of Cape Town has offered its condolences to the family of the deceased. It is unclear how long Williams had been working for the City. Safety and security mayco member JP Smith explains what happened:
“He was struck by a stray bullet and succumbed to his injuries on scene. Metro Police and Law Enforcement responded to the scene, while the Safety and Security Investigation Unit immediately deployed to assist SAPS,” says Smith.
💔Earlier today off duty LEAP officer, Toufiek Williams was gunned down while holding his baby girl in Beacon Valley in the Cape Flats. He was declared dead on scene after being caught in gang crossfire. Rest in peace officer Williams. 😢 pic.twitter.com/FAyeXLp3Ie
— Ian Cameron (@IanCameron23) July 30, 2023
Smith says the search for the officer’s killers is ongoing:
“While evidence was recovered from the scene, SAPS has already activated the 72 Hour Action Plan and all role players are working together to bring those responsible to justice. Our thoughts and prayers are with the officer’s loved ones during this difficult time,” adds Smith.
STILL NO ARRESTS
Police say Mitchell’s Plain detectives have opened a murder docket. Spokesperson Wesley Twigg has the details:
“Mitchell’s Plain police registered a murder case for investigation following a shooting incident on the corner of Trampoline and Cadillac Streets, Beacon Valley, Mitchell’s Plain on Sunday afternoon at about 12:30, where a unknown man was shot and fatally wounded. Police members attended to the crime scene where they found the victim with a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was declared deceased on the scene by medical personnel. The suspects are yet to be arrested. It was later confirmed that the victim was a City of Cape Town LEAP Officer. Anyone with any information about this shooting incident is requested to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111,” concludes Twigg.