Suspect dies after shootout with police

2018-10-31 06:00

ONE home robbery suspect was killed and two others arrested following a shootout with security officers and police in Greytown on Friday, October 26.

According to information received, the three suspects gained entry to a home in Cooper Street and accosted a family.

Head of Field Security in Greytown Sudash Maharaj said the suspects then assaulted two victims.

“We received a call about the robbery in progress and responded. On arrival members were faced with armed suspects which resulted in a shootout.

“At the scene, the public pointed out a suspect. When approached, he produced a firearm and shot towards the members of Field,” Maharaj said.

The officers returned fire and injured the suspect. He was taken to hospital however he later died as a result of his injuries.

“A few minutes later, the other two suspects were arrested at the scene,” Maharaj said.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane confirmed the incident, saying: “Three suspects allegedly accosted a family at their home in Cooper Street and robbed them of their cellphones. Local security guards responded to the robbery, suspects fired at them and they returned fire.

“A 37-year old suspect was shot and taken to hospital with a gunshot wound to the thigh where he died on arrival. The other two suspects, aged 37 and 39, were arrested and charged for robbery,” Zwane said.

The suspects appeared at the Greytown Magistrate’s Court on Monday, October 29. Police are investigating cases of robbery and an inquest.

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

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

IT Manager (contract)

Cape Town CBD
Communicate Cape Town IT
R330 000.00 - R458 000.00 Per Year

Reporting Accountant

Cape Town
Network Finance Professional / Prudential
R310 000.00 - R360 000.00 Per Year

HSE Manager

Cape Town
Tumaini Consulting
R550 000.00 - R650 000.00 Per Year

Property [change area]

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.