Man charged with murder after shooting another man dead at Menlyn Maine shopping centre

SOUTH AFRICA – A man has been arrested and charged with murder after he allegedly executed a victim in the parking lot of Menlyn Maine shopping centre in Pretoria.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said they had arrested and charged a 45-year-old man with murder, in relation to the fatal shooting of another man around midday on Monday.

“It is alleged that the deceased was with two other men at Menlyn Maine, when one of them approached the suspect. An altercation ensued between the men. Preliminary reports further indicate that the suspect retreated to his vehicle and returned with a firearm, and fired more than one shot at the deceased who was attempting to diffuse the situation. The man was declared dead on the scene.”