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Man shot dead by police

Crime & Courts

Johannesburg - A 30-year-old man was shot dead by police in Thokoza on the East Rand on Friday, Gauteng police said.

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Captain Mega Ndobe said the man was wanted in connection with the death of a 34-year-old woman, who was shot dead on Thursday.

“The suspect was traced to a hostel in Thokoza. He was spotted carrying two firearms... and he fired shots at the police.”

A shoot-out ensued.

“During the shooting (the man) was shot and killed.”

Ndobe said two firearms were recovered, one licensed and the other with its serial number filed off.

A case of murder, attempted murder, and an inquest had been opened, he said. - Sapa

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