A 48-year-old police sergeant from Table View passed on Friday in the wake of being shot in the head during a theft at Killarney Gardens, Cape Town.
Western Cape police representative Brigadier Novela Potelwa said police reacted to a business burglary at a modern park, where staff in the structure were being held prisoner at gunpoint.
A shootout followed when the burglars attempted to run away from the area. As they ran out, the looters began taking shots at the police, who then, at that point, brought discharge back.
"Tragically, a 48-year-old police sergeant from Table View, who supported a discharge twisted to his head, passed on landing in a clinical office nearby," said Potelwa.
One more cop was shot in the leg. Two of the burglars were likewise harmed in the shootout.
"One burglar, a 34-year-elderly person, was injured and captured on the scene. In the interim, a subsequent suspect, matured 36, who likewise supported a shot injury, was captured nearby," said Potelwa.
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Two different suspects are currently on the loose and a manhunt has been dispatched.
"We attempt to utilize all assets available to us to chase the exceptional suspects. They should be brought to book. At the same moment, we caution police individuals to be watchful consistently as they face audacious hoodlums who might persevere relentlessly in the execution of wrongdoing occurrences," said Western Cape common magistrate, Lieutenant-General Thembisile Patekile.
Falcons criminal investigators have opened homicide, endeavored murder and furnished burglary cases.
Burglars were condemned to 20 years
In the interim, four looters were condemned to 20 years' detainment at the Knysna Regional Court on Thursday.
The burglars entered the home of a 53-year-elderly person and her family on 3 August 2021. The men, furnished with a panga and screwdriver, assaulted the casualties prior to taking gems, cellphones, and other individual things.
The suspects, Tomas Halaiwa, 39, Gabriel Heita, 38, John Kaimbi, 30, and Yonela Khatala, 24, were captured the following day as they attempted to escape to Cape Town in a taxi.
The looters were condemned to five years for housebreaking with the plan to submit theft, and 15 years for burglary with irritating conditions, said police representative Sergeant Chris Spies.
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