On Monday 27 March 2023 at around 13h00, the Atlantis police was called out to a murder scene in an open field behind Protea Park rugby field.
On arrival they found a 52-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his face. Later the same day at 19h45, the police arrested a 24-year-old male suspect from Atlantis, who was detained and due to appear in the Atlantis Magistrate’s Court. On Saturday 4 March 2023 at 20h00, Jean-Pierre Miquel Frederick, (27) was shot in the head on the same spot. No arrests have been made. On Sunday 16 October 2022 at 02h15, a 40-year-old victim, Christo Brendo Skippers was also killed with a gunshot wound to the head. This occurred on he corner of Orchid and Strelitzia Streets in Protea Park. The police appealed to anyone with information that may assist with the murder investigation, to contact the investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Maasdorp on 021 571 8542 or 082 469 7017.