Wanted suspect killed in Durban shootout with police

Wanted suspect killed in Durban shootout with police

A suspect who was on the run was killed in a shootout with police at Congo in Inanda, north of Durban.

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On Friday night, police were searching for two men who were spotted walking in the area carrying firearms.

When officials spotted the suspects, the pair ran into nearby bushes, and a chase ensued.

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Spokesperson Jay Naicker says during the chase the suspects opened fire on the police officers.

“During the shootout, a 23-year-old suspect was fatally wounded, while his accomplice managed to flee with a firearm, as well as ammunition, was recovered from the deceased.”

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“An inquest -attempted murdered as well as illegal possession of a firearm was opened at the Inanda police station for further investigation,” he says.

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