Off-duty KZN cop wounded in shootout with burglars

2016-09-19 17:49

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Durban - A KZN cop is recovering in hospital after a dramatic shootout with five armed men in Pinetown on Sunday.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said the officer had been walking to the Pinetown police station to report for duty when he happened upon a robbery.

"On his way to work he noticed a burglary in one of the motor vehicle dealership premises. There were at least five suspects inside busy stealing property," he said.

"He also saw a suspicious-looking white Mercedes with its doors open near the premises. The member approached the suspects and when the suspects saw the police officer they allegedly opened fire towards the member and the member returned fire," Zwane said.

Zwane said the officer was injured in the fray and was rushed to hospital.

"The suspects fled the scene in their getaway vehicle with stolen computers. A case of attempted murder and business burglary was opened at Pinetown police station for further investigation."

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