Sketch of Melville New Year’s shooter suspect has Twitter shook
A sketch was released by police last week and depicted a man wearing a helmet with what appeared to be a lollipop stick or cigarette between his lips.
Police sketch of alleged Melville shooter. Image: Twitter Yusuf Abramjee @Abramjee
There are more questions than answers since police released a sketch last week of a suspect in the New Year’s Eve shooting in Melville, Johannesburg.
Two women were killed and six people injured in the shooting when the occupants of a black BMW SUV cruised past Poppy’s restaurant in Melville and opened fire on patrons.
A sketch, drawn by an expert in the police, was released last week and depicted a man wearing a helmet with what appeared to be a lollipop stick or cigarette between his lips.
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) February 8, 2020
People questioned why the person in the sketch was wearing a cycling helmet when the CCTV footage showed a black SUV driving past Poppy’s.
However, police insisted that the sketch accurately reflected the description of the suspect which they received.
Police spokesperson Kay Makhubele did not want to confirm whether the suspect was in a car or on a bicycle.
“Police are drawing the sketch based on the information they are getting.”
“You can be in a car wearing [a helmet] or you can be on a bike – that doesn’t matter. The fact is that person was like that,” Makhubele said.
Police have not received any feedback since the sketch was published, according to Makhubele.
Did #Rasta draw this? Eish is going to be difficult to recognize him mara good luck neh.
— Zack (@Zack_here) February 8, 2020
Great . I will be on the lookout for a sharp nosed, thin lipped guy with a limp penis thing hanging on the side of his head
— Malema-nyana ❤💚🖤 (@UnmovedLee) February 8, 2020
A man with one big eye, one small eye, wearing a helmet with a squirrel tail attached and eating a stick sweet/smoking a ciggie…..shld be very easy to spot….😂😂😂😂
— J (@J72337828) February 11, 2020
Soo sum1 got paid to do ths shit. SATAFLIKA 😂😂😂😂😂
— A.S.I.E.L (@asiel_asiels) February 8, 2020