Police in the Western Cape have arrested a man in possession of the gun that was allegedly used to kill top cop and anti-gang unit member Charl Kinnear, News24 has reported.
The man was arrested on Friday night. He had been hiding in a flat in Elsie’s River a suburb close to where Kinnear was gunned down last year.
The man reportedly tried to throw the gun away as he fled from the police.
Police managed to apprehend the suspect and recovered a 9mm pistol with 15 rounds of ammunition in the magazine and a bag of tik.
The suspect who is 39-years-old is facing charges of possession of a prohibited firearm, ammunition and drugs.
Last week, Zane Kilian, the 39-year-old private investigator charged in connection with tracking Kinnear’s phone appeared for his bail application in the Belville Regional Court on Thursday.
During the bail application it emerged that phone numbers of Cape Town law enforcement officials and underworld kingpins appeared on a ping list linked to Killian.
Phone numbers belonging to senior anti-gang unit officers, including Commander Andre Lincoln and Western Cape detectives boss Jeremy Vearey were on the ping list.
Other numbers listed are those of alleged underworld figures Jerome Booysen, André Naudé, Ralph Stanfield as well a that of Colonel Kinnear’s wife.
Kinnear was killed outside his Bishop Lavis home on 18 September 2020.