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Riaan van Zyl
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14 Jul 2017
12:00 pm

Murder and robbery suspect commits suicide during police chase

Riaan van Zyl

The suspect was allegedly part of the gang that killed a Shoprite manager during an armed robbery.

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A suspect believed to have been part of a 25-man gang ended his own life while fleeing from the police on Wednesday morning, said provincial spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini, Roodepoort Record reports.

It is believed the gang robbed a Shoprite store on May 29, during which the branch manager was shot dead.

A provincial investigating team was following up on leads, which led them to the suspect’s address in Bramfischerville. A shootout ensued, during which a detective was shot. The suspect fled, and police chased after him.

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They found him in an open tract of land, where he had shot himself. An unlicensed firearm was found next to his body.

The detective is in a stable condition.

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One suspect shot dead and two arrested in Club View

 Caxton News Service

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