Cape Town - A police officer shot and killed one of five suspects who allegedly tried to enter his home, in what is believed to be a crowbar gang attack, on Monday afternoon.
The off-duty officer heard footsteps in the backyard of his Site C, Khayelitsha home and followed the sound to a room. When he looked out of the open window, he saw four men, apparently all armed with guns and break-in implements.
One of the suspects were already inside the room, but the cop didn’t immediately see him.
A police source says the 49-year-old officer had left after his shift ended and had just arrived home when the suspects pounced.
It is believed the men were aware the cop was inside the house and had planned to break-in, rob the house and steal his firearm.