Suspect fatally wounded in shootout with police

Suspect fatally wounded in shootout with police

Yesterday morning, police officers from the Ladysmith K9 Unit were in Ladysmith when they were alerted to a robbery at a business premises in Illing Street and proceeded to the area. On arrival, they saw three men leaving the premises on foot and a chase ensued. Police approached the suspects near the taxi rank and shots were fired. Two men aged 21 and 25 were shot and injured.

Police recovered a pistol loaded with 10 rounds of ammunition and a toy gun. They were both taken to hospital for medical attention where a 25-year-old succumbed to his injuries. A 21-year-old is still in hospital under police guard.

It is alleged that on 24 September 2020 at 09:30, three armed men entered a business premises and demanded cash. They opened the safe with cellphones and police arrived whilst they were still packing. A case of attempted business robbery was opened at Ladysmith SAPS. The injured suspect will appear in the Ladysmith Magistrates Court facing charges of attempted robbery, possession…

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