A wanted murder suspect dies in a police shootout in Umzinto North

Three people died in Umzinto North, following a shoot out with the police on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Sergeant Christopher Spies, one of the suspects was wanted for a murder he allegedly committed in Dududu in October 2022.

In a statement Spies said that the trio were fatally wounded after they started a gun battle with police along the R612 road, following a high speed police chase.

“ Police had operationalised intelligence information and cornered the suspects as they were leaving a mall in Scottburgh. The police ordered the suspects to stop but the trio defied the lawful instructions and sped off “, said Spies.

The alleged murder suspect along with his accomplice sustained fatal gunshot wounds, after firing art police as they closed in on them. Reports stated that no police officer was reported injured.


By Everngelista Muza


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