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'Armed' suspect dies in cop toilet

By Mhlaba Memela | Nov 02, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

POLICE have shot dead two suspects in separate incidents in KwaZulu-Natal.

A police officer shot and killed an attempted murder suspect who was involved in a scuffle with an officer at the Scottsburgh police station.

Police spokesperson Vincent Pandarum said Sixoliseni Nkonya was arrested for attempted murder of an elderly couple on Tuesday. "The suspect had asked to use the toilet and an officer unlocked his handcuffs. But he turned on the officer.

"A colleague ran towards the toilet . saw the suspect in possession of a gun - the detective opened fire, hitting the man in the chest."

l Heavily armed gunmen dressed in boiler suits stormed a bank in northern Zululand on Friday.

Police spokesperson Jay Naicker said: "A bystander alerted police who arrived on the scene immediately.

"The robbers had removed an unknown amount of cash and then began shooting at police officers, seriously wounding three policemen."

Naicker said police returned fire, fatally injuring one of the men. "The other suspects managed to flee and a manhunt is under way."


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