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News: Suspect arrested in shootout with police
2019/08/11

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner KwaZulu-Natal

DURBAN - Police officers from the Umlazi K9 Unit were conducting crime prevention duties at Z Section in Umlazi yesterday when they spotted a vehicle with two occupants being driven without registration plates. When police officers approached the said vehicle, the occupants attempted to shoot at police.

One of the suspects (28) was shot and wounded and taken to hospital where he remains under police guard. The firearm which was used by the suspect was seized for further investigation.

The second suspect managed to flee the scene on foot during the shooting. The arrested suspect will appear in the Umlazi Magistrate’s Court facing charges of attempted murder as well as illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

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