CrimeLocal newsNews

One suspect killed in Kenville shootout

As members approached the location, one of the suspects opened fire on the team.

ONE suspect was killed during a shootout with police on Crown Road in Kenville at 6pm on Wednesday. 

Greenwood Park Police Field Unit and detectives together with Marshall Security’s Special Operations Team traced the suspects to the area, said Tyron Powell of  Marshall Security.

Also read: Durban North SAPS warns of domestic worker funeral scam

“The suspects were wanted for several serious violent crimes,” he said.

Powell said the members were acting on information they received of the suspects’ whereabouts.

“As members approached the location, one of the suspects opened fire on the team. Members returned fire fatally wounding one of the suspects,” said Powell. 

Also read: Cardboard collector stabbed in attempted robbery in Durban North

The suspect’s firearm was recovered and taken for ballistic testing, added Powell.

“Fortunately none of the operational team members were injured in the shootout. The scene was secured and will be investigated by the authorities,” he said. 

Captain Jermone Slater, spokesperson for the Greenwood Park SAPS confirmed the incident. 

 

 


Caxton Local Media Covid-19 reporting

Dear reader, As your local news provider, we have the duty of keeping you factually informed on Covid-19 developments. As you may have noticed, mis- and disinformation (also known as “fake news”) is circulating online. Caxton Local Media is determined to filter through the masses of information doing the rounds and to separate truth from untruth in order to keep you adequately informed. Local newsrooms follow a strict pre-publication fact-checking protocol. A national task team has been established to assist in bringing you credible news reports on Covid-19. Readers with any comments or queries may contact National Group Editor Irma Green (irma@caxton.co.za) or Legal Adviser Helene Eloff (helene@caxton.co.za). At the time of going to press, the contents of this feature mirrored South Africa’s lockdown regulations.

 

You can also sign up for news alerts on Telegram. Send us a Telegram message (not an SMS) with your name and surname (ONLY) to 060 532 5532.  

For more from Northglen News follow us on Facebook or Twitter. You can also follow us on Instagram

 

Related Articles

Back to top button