A video is circulating on social media which shows a group of at least 6 police officers struggling to apprehend a member of the machete-wielding gangs, informally referred to as MaShurugwi. The alleged gang member seems to have locked himself in his bedroom and the police seem ill-equipped to take the criminal on and apprehend him. The thug does not have firearms but statements from the public suggest that he has at his disposal a shovel which he can use to attack the officers.
The police officers finally resort to using the gun they have. The police fired three shots into the air but the alleged criminal seems unmoved and does not come out of his hiding place. One of the police officers then fires his weapon directly into the house multiple times.
It is not clear whether he intended to shoot the criminal with the shots which were fired at the door and through the window. However, the criminal seems unscathed and even has the temerity to throw a bucket of water at the police officers through the window.
Finally one of the police officers decides to throw a teargas canister into the house. It is not clear, why the police officers did not think to do this earlier. However, from the comments in the audience, some seem to be suggesting that teargas was only used as a last resort after the police expended all the ammunition they had brought with them.
Fortunately, teargas seems to do the trick as the alleged thug opens his door and stumbles out. He is immediately assaulted vigorously by some of the cops outside before one of them intervenes and stops his fellow officers from kicking the accused.
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