13/09/2006 08:43 - (SA)
Marius Louw, Die Burger
Cape Town - It does not happen often that a criminal shoots himself in the foot - literally.
In this particular instance, it lead to the arrest of a 26-year-old man who was allegedly one of three armed men involved in a deadly robbery in Delft, Cape Town.
On Monday night, the owner of Spaza shop and a member of the public were shot dead after three armed men stormed into the shop at about 21:00. They shot owner Dale Adams, 31, in the stomach.
An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the register and the men ran away.
Outside the shop, the men shot at a car, killing the driver, Mercia February, 47.
Police spokesperson Billy Jones said one of the suspects then shot himself in the foot.
"Witnesses saw a shot being fired and saw how he put the weapon in his pocket."
The 26-year-old man was arrested shortly afterwards at a Khayelitsha hospital.
Cases of murder and armed robbery are being investigated.