Cops shoot armed attacker

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Bonteheuwel, Cape Town -

A man was shot dead by police after he wounded a police officer who wanted to search him in Bonteheuwel, Cape Town, on Wednesday morning, the IPID said.

Two constables were patrolling the Bishop Lavis area when they spotted a man walking in the streets, said Independent Police Investigative Directorate spokesman Moses Dlamini.

“The man allegedly drew a firearm with which he shot one of the constables who were trying to search him in the neck,” said Dlamini.

The other constable allegedly retaliated by shooting the man in the right shoulder and nose. Paramedics declared the man dead at the scene.

A 9mm Beretta with its serial number filed-off and 15 live rounds were found in the man's possesion.

The wounded constable was taken to the Tygerberg hospital. Dlamini could not immediately provide details of the constable's condition.

No arrests were made. The IPID was investigating a case of murder. - Sapa

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