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sapsNews24 reports that a 44-year-old Limpopo police officer was severely injured on Friday in a shootout with suspected robbers and later died in hospital.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Hlulani Mashaba said the officer and his colleague had been called out to a business robbery on Friday morning in Tshinda Village in Limpopo. The two officers were informed that three men had stolen an undisclosed amount of cash from a tuckshop owner and had fled the scene in the victim's motor vehicle in the direction of Tshakhuma Village. "Police proceeded to the area and the suspects started firing multiple shots upon seeing the police approaching. Police then retaliated," said Mashaba. One of the suspected robbers was killed during the shootout and was found in possession of a firearm. A 32-year-old suspect was apprehended during the incident. However, their accomplice was able to flee the scene and is still at large. Mashaba advised: The suspect was admitted to hospital under police guard and a manhunt of the third suspect is ongoing. Police investigations are continuing."

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Nicole McCain at News24


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