One man killed, two police injured

2017-09-20 10:36
Clip from a video showing police officers fleeing for their lives in Hanover Park after allegedly being attacked.

Clip from a video showing police officers fleeing for their lives in Hanover Park after allegedly being attacked.

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An 18-year-old man was shot and killed and two police officers injured as police came under attack in Hanover Park yesterday while trying to apprehend a murder suspect.

Colonel Andre Traut, police spokesperson, confirmed that two officers were injured, and not shot dead as previously reported, when community members attacked the police.

Initial reports from the scene indicated that two officers had been shot dead and a total of four bodies were lying down near the Erie Court. The provincial police have however since refuted these reports.

Traut says the 18-year-old man was shot and killed in Erie Court, Hanover Park by a suspect who fled the scene.

“Police reacted and in the process a suspect was arrested who was sought for another murder which was also perpetrated in Hanover Park. The community attacked the police and in the process two of our members were injured.” 

In a statement issued by Siyabulela Tom on behalf of the deputy minister of police, Bongani Mkongi, this morning the ministry requesting communities to be calm and allow space for law enforcement officials to do their work.

“You are our eyes and ears. People with information on the incident are requested to provide information anonymously to Crime Stop on 08600 10111.  All information will be treated confidentially.”


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