Two die in shoot-out outside Joburg primary school

2011-06-15 15:07

Johannesburg - A police reservist and one other person was killed in a shoot-out in Northcliff, Johannesburg, on Wednesday, Gauteng police said.

Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini who was on the scene, said Fairlands police tried to stop a white Mercedes Benz which had aroused suspicions at about 11:30 on Wednesday.

The car drove off and police followed. The Mercedes was involved in an accident and five men jumped out the car, he said.

One of the men was arrested about 3m from the car a second ran into a house on Acacia Road.

A shoot-out ensued between him and a police reservist. Both died. Another two men ran into a neighbouring house.

One of the men shot himself in the head, but was still alive, Dlamini said.

Earlier, security firm Beagle Watch told News24 that the man had died. Reports say he is in a critical condition in hospital.

The other man was arrested. The fifth man was arrested further down the road. Five firearms were recovered, five revolvers and one pistol, Dlamini said.

The leafy Johannesburg suburb was abuzz with activity as residents stood on the corner trying to see what happened. The road was cordoned with yellow police tape.

Ambulances transporting those who were injured left the scene.

Police were still investigating the incident.

  • zulufox - 2011-06-15 15:10

    one less hungry mouth in jail... saves us cash...

      Smaal - 2011-06-15 15:15

      One stupid criminal that can’t even kill himself right in hospital taking resources away from law abiding citizens who deserves the help more than that dog!

      jowza - 2011-06-15 15:19

      if only all criminals shot themselves in the head

      branden.hart - 2011-06-15 15:31

      @jowza - Be more specific. If only all criminals shot themselves in the head .. "succesfully".

      DeonL - 2011-06-15 16:09

      We should not rejoice in anyone's death, I agree with pew..

      Wayne - 2011-06-15 16:11

      @morentebo - Classic white troll

      MrSpiderman - 2011-06-15 16:11

      @morentebo - You are so dislexic that you even have to repeat yourself? Figures!!!! (PS: you want this comment in Zulu or any other language, just ask!)

      S knot - 2011-06-15 16:50

      Deon we are rejoycing because there are two less criminals.

      Lelo T Khawula - 2011-06-24 19:05

      No Zulufox, prisoners actually feed from your pocket, tax payers that is. If only prisoners worked and paid rent and bought their own food in jail!!!So either way, they feed off you.

  • jowza - 2011-06-15 15:18

    is this the same mercedes the priest was caught speeding in yesterday

  • Razor - 2011-06-15 15:19


  • abel-konstabel - 2011-06-15 15:20

    I have a lot of respect for Police reservists. These men and women work as policemen often for no pay at all. My condolences to the member's family and friends.

  • emmie-2 - 2011-06-15 15:20

    Good for him...i hope he dies in hospital...i wish all these criminals can do the same thing

  • Mishka - 2011-06-15 15:21

    Terrible. Condolences to the bereaved. I wonder if it was not the same thugs who performed an armed robbery yesterday in Bryanston, 5 of them, white Mercedes..........

  • Judith - 2011-06-15 15:22

    My deepest condolences to the reservist's family

  • Theoniel Bosman - 2011-06-15 15:22

    ha ha ha...great, we miss all the fun!!!!

  • Steen - 2011-06-15 15:24

    I saw the incident, poor Police reservist, at least none of the criminals get away.

  • Edward Victor - 2011-06-15 15:27

    This Must stop!!!!! Cops are not open targets If you take a cop on you are taking on the government!!!!! A good Man died today to help us all My God be with him and His fam!!!!!!

  • onetickie - 2011-06-15 15:28

    Good. Thats how hardened we are about criminals being killed. There was a time when I would have said should be tried and then sentenced but when I hear things like this these days, that they've gone from society forever. I am just glad. He got what he deserved.Pity same didn't happen to the others.

  • Ederik - 2011-06-15 15:35

    Why treat the bastard, let him die!

  • - 2011-06-15 15:35

    To the officer and his family please accept our deepest sympathy and again sorry to hear of another fallen hero may God be near to comfort all. RIP

  • George - 2011-06-15 15:38

    The surviving criminals will only be charged with illegal possesion of firearms if they have a bad lawyer. Otherwise they will be acquitted through shoddy police investigations and the criminal friendly justice system. The criminal friendly courts will accept a fantasy version that no actual firearms were found on their bodies or that they were given a lift by the two other dead scums. Our courts are pathetic at best hence the rampant broad daylight robberies around our streets. - 2011-06-15 16:13

      Its not their lawyer that charges them...........

      abel-konstabel - 2011-06-15 18:19

      Dear George The surviving criminal will most likely be charged with poss. of unlicensed firearm, poss. of unlicensed ammunition, firing a firearm in a municipal area, a few counts of attempted murder, and murder. The investigating officer charges the criminal NOT the lawyer. Lets hope he has a bad lawyer ,because it is his lawyer's job to defend him in court. Oh George...please don't bad-mouth the police, it is a slap in the face to the hard working, honest officers still left out there. Thank you George.

  • McDaNife - 2011-06-15 15:38

    You lucky son of a bitch, happenning all around you are not hit.

  • Ed - 2011-06-15 15:40

    BASTARDS - may they all rot in HELL

  • ParaBat1 - 2011-06-15 15:41

    Kill them all let God sort them out!

      Mr D - 2011-06-15 15:52

      @ParaBat1 Ex alto vincimus 44/SWASPES 1973--1986

  • lollie sue - 2011-06-15 15:43

    Hospitals shldnt treat criminals, in fact injured criminals shldnt be taken to hospitals at all

      jowza - 2011-06-15 15:49

      where do you suggest.the vet maybe

      Mark - 2011-06-15 16:06

      To the sangoma

      lollie sue - 2011-06-15 16:14

      @jowza, they shld be left to die, who cares where, as long as they dont receive any treatment. @mark, not in even to sangomas, just let them die

      jowza - 2011-06-15 16:18

      i agree sue

      VADERLAND - 2011-06-15 19:06

      @lollie sue at the sangoma they are as good as dead anyway. The sangoma will probably speed up the process, so that the journey to hell can begin

  • CFY - 2011-06-15 15:43

    A white mercedes has been linked to most recent Rolex robbery- could this be them?

      VADERLAND - 2011-06-15 19:07

      Hmm looks like these guys have the same tastes in fine cars and watches like Malema

  • albertpag - 2011-06-15 15:44

    It's very sad that the police reservist got killed. Condolences to the family and friends. To the suspect who shot hinself in the head. May you die a painfull death you pathtic peace of scum. It didn't even cross your mind how much pain you would cause the reservists family and friends.

  • Ed - 2011-06-15 15:51

    Thanks to Fairland Police for their bravery and efforts. They are a great group who try incredibly hard with limited resources. We truly thank them for for doing their best to look after Northcliff. So sad that a good person's life was lost. Not all the criminals' lives could ever make up for the life of one brave honest soul.

  • ray.antigay - 2011-06-15 16:00

    Five firearms were recovered, five revolvers and one pistol, Dlamini said. That makes 6 in my books. Between "this man", "the other man" and "another man", I'm glad all had been apprehended. The survivors should be executed in public. My deepest sympathy to the unfortunate reservist’s family.

      jowza - 2011-06-15 16:10

      and you wish some of them were gay

  • bobo - 2011-06-15 16:04

    Five firearms were recovered, five revolvers and one pistol, Dlamini said.

  • Ruff-ian - 2011-06-15 17:05

    The other man was arrested. The fifth man was arrested further down the road. Five firearms were recovered, five revolvers and one pistol, Dlamini said. er er er ok 5 plus 1 = 5

  • v3 - 2011-06-15 17:12

    Condolences to the families of all the deceased. Isn't it time that the Vile Buffoon in Union Buildings admitted that Cele has INCREASE violence levels and appoint somebody competent.

  • Monica - 2011-06-15 17:22

    I am sorry for the Police man that lost his life. So happy they caught the criminals; but what now; will they be let out on bail to continue with their crimes? It is time to send these criminals to Robben Island to go and take care of themselves. Why must tax payers pay for these criminals!

  • Perturbed - 2011-06-15 18:57

    "Five firearms were recovered,five revolvers and one pistol,Dlamini said" Last time I checked,five plus one was six.Not so sure about any stats from the SAP,but changing the facts by the second isn't too clever.

  • Achiever - 2011-06-15 21:06

    R.I.P. M...! You died a Hero, but no one deserves to die this way. You have served this community for years and helped many people. May the evil person that shot you rot in hell! Condolences to the family and know that through the years, M... saved many people from going the same way!

  • Etienne - 2011-06-15 22:32

    My deepest sympathies to the family of the reservist that died.

  • Marcell - 2011-06-16 02:23

    Reservist? Allowed to carry a gun? Strange!

      elbie - 2011-06-16 07:10

      Marcell, WTF?

  • Mike-wayne - 2011-06-16 12:37

    check your maths...."Five firearms were recovered, five revolvers and one pistol, Dlamini said." 5+1=6 not 5

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