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One dead in shootout with police over stolen livestock

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Police recovered livestock in a Toyota minibus.

  • Ten goats had been found in a Toyota Quantum.
  • One particular person was killed throughout a shootout with police once they went to recuperate the remainder of the livestock, which is suspected to have been stolen.
  • Two different folks had been nonetheless at giant.

One particular person was killed, a police officer injured and a complete of 30 livestock, suspected to have been stolen, recovered from a taxi and a location in Katlehong after a shootout with police in the early hours of Tuesday.

Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele mentioned native police had been conducting routine patrols in Zonkezizwe once they noticed a suspicious Toyota Quantum with two occupants.

“The members then stopped the vehicle, and upon their search, two illegal firearms and 10 goats were recovered in the combi. The suspects led the police to… their accomplices, where 10 goats and 10 sheep were also recovered,” Makhubele mentioned.

When police arrived on the location they had been met with hearth.

“Police returned fire and one suspect was shot and killed and one police officer was injured and taken to hospital. He is in a stable condition. Police recovered the other sheep and goats. The other two suspects fled the scene,” Makhubele mentioned.

They had been nonetheless at giant.

“Police have launched a search for the suspects who evaded arrest while an investigation is underway to establish if the arrested suspects and the weapons could be linked to other crimes. The arrested suspects will appear in court soon,” Makhubele mentioned.

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