Convict wounded during arrest

2012-02-20 17:32
Johannesburg - A convicted murderer out on parole was wounded during a shoot-out with police in Tshepisong, Soweto, on Monday, Gauteng police said.

Police followed up on information about the man, said to be in possession of an unlicensed firearm, Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said.

"Upon arrival, they knocked on his door and identified themselves. The suspect responded by firing shots at them."

Police returned fire and the man was wounded.

"The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital in a serious but stable condition and is under police guard."

During a search of his house, police found two unlicensed firearms believed to have been used in robberies in Tshepisong and Kagiso.

The man would appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court soon.
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