Gauteng man shot dead by police

2012-06-09 19:00

Johannesburg - A man was shot and killed, and a police officer was injured, after an armed robbery in Kagiso, outside Krugersdorp west of Johannesburg, on Saturday, Gauteng police said.

"It is alleged that the police responded to a complaint of armed robbery and attempted murder in Soul City informal settlement where a bakery was robbed by two armed suspects," said Lieutenant -Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou.

The two men were fleeing the scene when police arrived. The police pursued the men, who shot at police, and a shoot-out ensued.

One of the men was shot and killed while a police officer was shot in the hip. The other man escaped.

The officer was taken to hospital where he remained in a stable condition, said Ndou.

"We are currently investigating cases of attempted murder, armed robbery and an inquest," he said.

  • Cornerkick Forwhites - 2012-06-09 19:29

    shoot to kill

      Thando Tdoz Kubheka - 2012-06-10 09:34

      they neef to rephrase this to A robber was shot and killed, coz it sounds as if an innocent man was shot by the police.... A job well done to the police we can do away with criminals

  • Barefoot - 2012-06-09 19:44

    Gauteng man? please rephrase this, at least alleged robber or criminal, i thought an innocent person had been killed the way you put it

  • puse.mabuza - 2012-06-09 20:54

    I dont get it were they trying to get bread or biscuits? Jaa hunger

  • Steven Trollip - 2012-06-09 21:03

    well done to the police.

  • Sharon - 2012-06-09 23:45

    hope the cop recovers soon

  • Rob - 2012-06-10 08:58

    Keep those guns loaded & may your ammo never run out SAPS.

  • Pheladi Rakhudu - 2012-06-10 13:38

    I agree with you Thando

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