Monday, September 07, 2015

Suspect wounded during shooting with police

Loyiso Langeni
07 September 2015

Police in KwaZulu Natal have arrested a 39 year old man after he allegedly opened fire towards police in Madadeni area near Newcastle.

Police Spokesperson Thulani Zwane said they attended to a discharging of a firearm complaint at a house in Madadeni area near Newcastle. On their arrival, the suspect randomly opened fire towards the members and the members retaliated; he was shot and wounded in the leg.

Zwane added that a 9mm pistol licensed to him was recovered and he was arrested for attempted murder. He was taken to hospital under police guard and will appear in court once discharged from hospital.

“The recovered firearm will be sent for ballistic tests to establish if it was used in any other crimes in the province,”  Zwane said

He will appear in the Madadeni Magistrate’s Court soon to face an attempted murder charge.

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