Wounded cop clings to life in hospital

2015-09-23 09:04
An AK47 assault rifle, police uniforms, handcuffs and pocket books were found on the bed in the home raided by police. (Supplied to News24)

An AK47 assault rifle, police uniforms, handcuffs and pocket books were found on the bed in the home raided by police. (Supplied to News24)

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Durban - A policewoman who was shot six times in an ambush attack that claimed the life of her partner has survived the night in a Durban hospital.

She sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the chest but remains in a stable condition.

Police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said the two officers had been serving a protection order on a man in Namibia Section in Inanda on Tuesday when they were overpowered and stripped of their firearms.

The two were then driven to an open field and shot.

The body of the male police officer, riddled with gunshot wounds, was found near the police vehicle while the critically injured officer was found further into the veld.

Police sources with knowledge of the investigation confirmed that tactical police on Tuesday night descended on the home of the man on whom the protection order was served.

According to them he had fled, but officers found items belong to the officers on his bed, including uniform clothing, handcuffs and pocket books.

An AK47 assault rifle was also found lying on the bed in and amongst the stolen police gear.

Forensic investigators on the scene of the brutal killing. (Kaveel Singh, News24)

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