Saturday, December 09, 2006

Policeman retaliates and wounds man

By Odette Ismail
09 December 2006

A man was shot and wounded after he shot at a police officer in Alberton, Johannesburg.

Inspector Kobeli Mokheseng confirmed that the incident occurred on Friday evening.

The officer caught the men trying to jump over a wall of a house in Jackson Street. The officer, according to News24, was approached with fire when he drove towards the men, he then returned fire.

One of the suspects was wounded, but he fled the scene. Police tracked the man down in a house in Van Bergen Street afterwards.

‘He was found in possession of an M75 9mm pistol with the serial number filed off and 12 rounds of live ammunition,’ said Mokheseng.

The patrolling officer claims the men were trying to break into the house. The wounded suspect was admitted to hospital. The officer had no injuries.

Police were investigating a case of attempted murder, and possession of a suspected stolen firearm and ammunition. Police are still searching for the other three.

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