Tuesday, 10 November 2015
A group of 5 men entered a home at the Waterkloof Junction complex at around 02:00 on Tuesday morning, while the owner of the house was still sleeping. Two of the men went into the bedroom and bound the woman’s hands with cable ties. The woman’s son escaped from the house and alerted neighbours before calling Bull Security. The officers returned fire and one of the officers moved to the back of the house where another suspect fired at him. He responded, shooting the robber in the chest and head, killing him.
The reaction officer at the front of the house was hit in the stomach just below his bullet proof vest and he later died as a result of his injuries. He had used all 15 rounds in his magazine and had nothing left. A total of 35 spent cartridges were found on the scene. Two guns were found with the serial numbers filed off.
Another suspect, who was shot in the groin and the leg, was taken to the Tembisa hospital, while the other three suspects ran away. The woman and her son were not injured in the incident. Police were still searching for the other three men.