KZN police kill cop killer

2012-07-26 22:22


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Johannesburg - A man convicted of killing a police officer was shot dead outside the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

He was being escorted to court for sentencing when he tried to escape, police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Mdunge said.

When he arrived at the court he allegedly attacked a police officer.

The officer called for help and two other policemen tried to restrain the man. During the scuffle, the prisoner apparently managed to disarm one of the officers.

He was shot in the upper body and leg when he refused to surrender.

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