Armed robber killed in shootout, KwaMashu

South African Police Service

Armed robber killed in shootout, KwaMashu
Armed robber killed in shootout, KwaMashu. Photo: SAPS

EThekwini Inner North Cluster members were conducting an operation at C Section in KwaMashu last night, 13 September 2018, aimed at eradicating serious and violent crimes. The members spotted a vehicle that was robbed from Eagle Hill in Yellowwood Park earlier on the day.

Police instructed the four occupants in the vehicle to stop but they sped off whilst firing shots at police. Police officers returned fire and a 35 year old suspect was fatally shot whilst three suspects managed to flee during the shooting.

Police recovered a revolver with its serial number filed off at the scene. Cases of attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearm and an inquest were opened at KwaMashu police station.

Another police operation led to the arrest of three suspects and the seizure of two firearms with 23 rounds of ammunition by police officers from the King Cetshwayo Cluster.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service