The man was arrested in King Williams Town after being linked to the shoot-out with the Anti-Gang Unit members in Samora, Nyanga.
Police got a tip that the 30-year-old suspect fled from Cape Town to Eastern Cape, King Williams Town after the attack of the six Anti-Gang Unit members.
The suspect had been injured during the shootout and left for Eastern Cape to Tshatshu, a village near King Williams Town, to seek medical treatment.
According to the police spokesperson Captain Khaya Tonjeni, officers arrested him while at a doctor’s consultation room.
“The suspect was immediately arrested at the surgery, he’ll be charged with attempted murder,” said Tonjeni.
He is expected to appear before the King Williams Town magistrate court on Friday.
Following the attack of six Gang-Unit members, Bheki Cele announced that the town of Samora would be on lockdown until the suspects involved in shootout were arrested.
The first suspect was caught hours after the shooting, in Paarl, Western Cape.
There is also a probe into what led to deployment of the officers and who order deployment and how the routine check ended in the injury of six officers.