KZN cop wounded in shoot-out

2012-06-08 22:10

Johannesburg - A policeman and a wanted criminal were wounded in a shoot-out in Umlazi on Friday, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

Colonel Jay Naicker said police approached the hideout of three men thought to be responsible for several cases of armed robbery, attempted murder and rape in the area.

"The men opened fire as police approached them and a shoot-out occurred in which a policeman as well as a suspect were wounded."

He said the two other men ran away.

"The wounded police officer was taken to hospital for treatment, whilst the 34-year-old suspect is under police guard in hospital," Naicker said.

The man faces charges of attempted murder and possession of unlicensed firearms. He will appear in the Umlazi Magistrate's Court soon.

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-06-09 04:17

    And the criminals ran away!! and the cops did not have vehighcles to chase after them!!

  • Tusani T T Tembe - 2012-06-09 07:54

    @News24 uMlazi is a big township! where about in uMlazi and when did this thing happened? there are no details to ensure which story are you talking about!

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-06-09 10:01

    I hope the SAPS member will recover fully- strongs to him

  • tricia.sutherland1 - 2012-06-09 10:03

    3 possibly armed and dangerous men? i presume there was a mob of police trying to bring these guys in - we do know that a police uniform means nothing to these criminals - and next the suspect will be claiming police brutality in his cell blah blah blah ...

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-09 14:01

    Have you people seen the condition of state vehicles....?Apparently the parts are sold or used on private vehicles,typical isnt it.

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