Man shot in face by 80-year-old KZN man in stable condition - police

2018-07-17 13:11
SA Police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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A 44-year-old man who was shot in the face by an 80-year-old man in Bergville is in a stable condition in hospital, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday.

Police Brigadier Jay Naicker said that the 80-year-old shot the man on Monday after he had entered the property to collect his goats which had been illegally confiscated.

The 80-year-old was later killed in a shootout with police who had come to arrest him.

READ: 80-year-old killed in shootout with police at KZN farm

When asked by News24 whether the man and the victim had fought before the shooting at about 11:00, Naicker said investigations into the matter would reveal more details.

"The investigation has been taken over by IPID and we can't comment because the man is still in hospital," he said.

Firearm seized

He said interviews, with regard to what had really happened before the police arrived, had not been conducted and statements had not yet been taken.

Naicker previously said that police officers, together with a hostage negotiator, had approached the man in an effort to arrest him.

"[He] allegedly opened fire on the police and was fatally wounded in the exchange of gunfire," said Naicker.

He said the 80-year-old's firearm was seized after the shootout.

"A case of attempted murder, as well as an inquest docket, was opened for further investigation," said Naicker.

Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) spokesperson Moses Dlamini confirmed that they were investigating the 80-year-old's death.

He said officers had entered a yard to arrest him.

Dlamini said the man was approached, with the assistance of a hostage negotiator, but that it had been unsuccessful.

"The [man] pointed the firearm toward the police and fired a single shot. Police returned fire and he was fatally wounded."

*This story has been amended after it emerged that the man was not a farmer as previously reported. 

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