In the early hours of 23 August 2022, police officers from National Intervention Unit acted on information about a man in possession of firearms in Empangeni.
The team proceeded to Farewell Street in Empangeni where all necessary measures were taken to gain access to the house but the owner refused entrance into the house.
Police officers were met by a hail of bullets and there was a shootout.
The home owner aged 45 and his security guard aged 36 died at the scene.
Police seized four rifles (including two AK47’s), a shotgun, five pistols, a revolver and 397 rounds of ammunition.
Charges of attempted murder, inquest as well as unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition were opened for investigation at Empangeni SAPS.