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Suspected cop killer shot dead

2010-11-12 12:30

Johannesburg - Police shot dead a suspected cop killer in Roodepoort, west of Johannesburg, on Friday morning, police said.

"It is alleged that the members tactically gained entry to the premises where the suspect was hiding," said Captain Katlego Mogale.

"When the police identified themselves, the suspect fired... at them. Police responded and the suspect was killed."

The shooting happened at Durban Deep in Roodepoort when he resisted arrest by the Gauteng organised crimes unit, said Mogale.

"The suspect was being wanted for various casino, bank and cash-in-transit robberies in Linden, Booysens, Randburg, Randfontein, Bramley, Johannesburg Central, Newcastle and Standerton, where two police officers were fatally wounded," she added.

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Comments
  • Chris - 2010-11-12 12:47

    So another citizen dies at the hand of the government who forces citizens to become criminals on account of the fact that government has not provided jobs or a climate that attracts investors. Who will tell his mother?

      Makutu - 2010-11-12 13:12

      Interesting point there.

      Banned - 2010-11-12 13:25

      The cops fired in self defense. They announced themselves as SAP, he shot at them, they shot back, he missed they didn't. I'd rather have lots of live cops then to live in terror of these lawless savage barbarians who are destroying our country.

      kasyaboo - 2010-11-12 13:39

      Chris you got to be joking he killed 2 policemen and rob others he doesn't deserve to be treated fairly

      Vedder - 2010-11-12 13:46

      Not every criminal is only doing what he or she does because they have no work.That type of criminal is in it for the BIG FAST money. But next time a criminal points and fires a gun at your way , ask him for his cv and what's his mom number!!!!

      sakkie - 2010-11-12 14:07

      Alright, lets see now...!! so you call the man a citizen when he kills Cops...dude, seriously.... !! Lets just come straight through the door, any person who takes the life of another and that all in the name of greed (there was no poverty here, only greed) should not have the privilege to be called a citizen of this country !! He’s a thug and should be shot on principle.......good riddance to bad rubbish !

      Barry M - 2010-11-12 16:20

      You are a real Muppet, aren’t you Chris – the cops did a great job in getting rid of this oxygen thief! If you want to go tell his mother be my guest - I will buy you a one way ticket to Zim. Enjoy the trip!

  • pointblankza - 2010-11-12 12:47

    Lovely news.

  • emmamimie - 2010-11-12 12:54

    How do you shoot a suspected cop killer, should he not have been found guilty or is there more to this story?

      Makutu - 2010-11-12 13:13

      He fired at the police! What would you do if someone fired at you?

      sakkie - 2010-11-12 13:27

      If you read the article properly....you will find that the suspect fired a gun at the police, I think in any country that’s a stupid thing to do.....Moron !!

  • delelani - 2010-11-12 13:04

    great stuff cops, great stuff. we want more of this daily.

  • Wow! - 2010-11-12 13:04

    Actually Chris, there are many people in Africa and Asia who will never have a job and who are really poverty struck BUT they do not resort to armed robbery with intent to physically hurt others. If this guy really resorted to the crimes recorded here, then we are better off without him. What does concern me, however, is that there may be other motives to get rid of him. With regards to jobs - well I view that as a different topic AND yes, I agree we need to encourage investment. Lowering crime is however as part of this.

  • Makutu - 2010-11-12 13:11

    Good news! Kill all of these bastards.

  • Badnews - 2010-11-12 13:30

    Kill the robber/rapist/housebreaker/criminal everytime you find him with a firearm

  • sakkie - 2010-11-12 14:07

    Alright, lets see now...!! so you call the man a citizen when he kills Cops...dude, seriously.... !! Lets just come straight through the door, any person who takes the life of another and that all in the name of greed (there was no poverty here, only greed) should not have the privilege to be called a citizen of this country !! He’s a thug and should be shot on principle.......good riddance to bad rubbish !

  • Barry M - 2010-11-12 16:18

    Once again - Good work by the SAPS

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