Suspect airlifted to hospital after shooting Suspect shot, later dies

2017-02-09 06:02
PHOTO: KZN EMS KZN EMS paramedics attend to the wounded suspect before transporting him to Port Shepstone Regional Hospital.

PHOTO: KZN EMS KZN EMS paramedics attend to the wounded suspect before transporting him to Port Shepstone Regional Hospital.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

THE Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is investigating the death of a man after he was shot by a police officer in Bhomela on Thursday. Police spokesperson, Captain Gerald Mfeka confirmed that the man was shot in the chest, arm and head.

“The case is being investigated by the Independent Police Investigation Directorate and no arrests have been made,” said Mfeka. It’s alleged that the man was a suspect in the robbery of a tuck shop in the area.

“An armed robber died at about 1pm after police responded to a business robbery where a tuck-shop owner had been held up by three men,” said Mfeka.

Mfeka said the men fled taking cash and cellphones.. He said community members pointed out the suspect who had run into a bushy area.

Police then chased after him and when they got closer, the police confronted one of the robbers, who was armed with a knife. “When the suspect was ordered to drop the knife, he refused and attacked one of the policemen, who then shot him,” said Mfeka.

The man was airlifted by KZN Emergency Medical Services.

KZN EMS spokesperson Rob McKenzie said paramedics arrived at the scene in a helicopter due to the inaccessibility of the area.

“The 30-year old patient had to be airlifted to Port Shepstone Regional Hospital due his condition and the inaccessible area where the incident occurred. He later died in hospital,” said McKenzie.
IPID spokesperson Moses Dlamini was contacted for comment, but none had been received at the time of going to press.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Watch: Investing in the future through child development

An investment of R32-million into 11 early childhood development centres is changing the future for children in the Northern Cape.

Partner Content
What all investors should know about index investing

Index-linked investments are growing fast in popularity globally, and are growing in size and complexity too.

/News
 

8 great natural remedies for your pet

Tips and tricks to cure your pet’s itches and coughs, naturally.

 
 

Paws

Buying a puppy? Don’t get scammed!
WATCH: These funny animal videos will make you LOL!
11 animals before and after they were adopted from shelters
Competition pet grooming – creative or too extreme?
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.