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04 October 2012 at 08:25 - Posted by Anonymous

Metro cop dies after shootout - SANEWS


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Roodepoort - A Johannesburg metro police officer died in hospital after a shootout with a robber in Roodepoort on Wednesday, metro police said.

“The officer died in the hospital after being admitted in a critical condition,” said Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

“That is all we can say at this point.”

The robber bumped into the officer's motorcycle as he tried to get away in a bakkie from the robbery scene at the Flora shopping centre.

A shootout ensued between the two and both suffered gunshot wounds.

The suspected robber was still in hospital and would face a charge of attempted murder as soon as he recovered, Minnaar said.

Police were investigating. - Sapa

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