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Hit-and-run suspect shot by police

2012-10-08 18:47

Johannesburg - A man was shot by police when he tried to run away from an accident in which a woman was killed in KwaNobuhle, Eastern Cape police said on Monday.

The man was shot in the face on Sunday and was in hospital, Lieutenant Colonel Priscilla Naidu said.

He crashed into another car while fleeing from police who were trying to stop him in connection with a domestic violence case reported earlier on Sunday.

His girlfriend had opened a case with police, claiming the man had hit her with a wooden plank and a steering wheel lock.

He would be arrested after being discharged from hospital, Naidu said.