Man injured by cop's bullet

2013-02-18 14:47

East London - A man has been shot and wounded, allegedly by a policeman, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) said on Monday.

Spokesperson Moses Dlamini said the man was shot in the stomach on Sunday.

He said the policeman had been chasing a man suspected of housebreaking.

"When he got close to the shacks, he was approached by four males, including the one that he was chasing. The group of males allegedly tried to overpower and disarm the policeman, managing to pull his bulletproof vest off."

The policeman fired four shots and the men ran away. He reported the incident.

Later, police on a routine patrol saw an ambulance at a filling station and went to investigate.

"They allegedly found one of the suspects who had attacked the policeman. The suspect had sustained a gunshot wound to the stomach," said Dlamini.

The man was taken to hospital. The police opened a case of assault and malicious damage to property against him.

Dlamini said Ipid was investigating the shootings.

  • hein.wyk - 2013-02-18 15:04

    Good job, happy the cop is OK...where was his backup?

      abner.mophethe - 2013-02-18 15:57

      his backup was up there at the back

      gift.ndlovu.564 - 2013-02-18 16:00

      Hev you seen some of these BIG mamma cops we got now. They can't run very fast.

      mc.segal.5 - 2013-02-18 16:52

      Google; Charles bronson 'Its My car'

  • aspruyt - 2013-02-18 15:10

    Well done officer. I am glad you did not get seriously hurt while doing your duty. Let us hope these criminals are kept off the streets for a while, though I doubt it =(.

  • johnny.better.12 - 2013-02-18 15:11

    Good on the policeman! Four against one and manages to shoot one? Great stuff.

  • willbeonekenobi - 2013-02-18 15:13

    the cop should've aimed higher less problems for all involved

  • Flippncool - 2013-02-18 15:18

    So the cop is doing his job, get's attacked (out numbered), reports the incident, then this chump wants to lay a charge against him? Jeez the arrogance of these criminals.

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2013-02-18 15:20

    It sounds fine.

  • ndlovucl - 2013-02-18 15:21

    should have shot all of them!

  • abdurrazak.amod - 2013-02-18 15:37

    Why when a cop shoots a criminal, they always investigate, let it be, it is good thing.

  • Moi - 2013-02-18 15:54

    Well done officer. They would not have hesitated in killing you, had they managed to get your gun.

  • Hennie - 2013-02-18 16:02

    Four shots at close range and one wounded. Very bad shooting, next time fire 12 warning shots throught the head.

  • Zama Zinjer Magasela - 2013-02-18 16:03

    yeah the police did a great job,who must die between a society saver and the criminal?

  • warren.mark.92 - 2013-02-18 16:05

    Ipid should not even investigate,when your life is in danger you must shoot them

  • Thuto Shomolekae - 2013-02-18 16:15

    hai that cop . no man you can't shoot 4 bullets @ close range and still miss them .. @ close range i could have killed two using one bullet

  • john.tex.395 - 2013-02-18 21:55

    Please shoot to kill saps ...

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