An alleged burglar was shot and killed as he attempted to gain access to a home in Ottawa, a suburb in Durban.
According to Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) spokesperson Prem Balram, the suspect was shot after he attempted to attack a tenant.
“Reaction Unit South Africa received a call for assistance at approximately
1:14 pm. On arrival, reaction officers were directed to a bush at the back of the property. An unresponsive man was located in the overgrown vegetation. He sustained a single gunshot wound to his right chest. A knife was located near his body,” said Balram.
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He added that they were informed by the resident that he discovered the suspect while investigating a noise.
“He discovered the suspect attempting to force open a window. The deceased allegedly produced a knife and attempted to stab the victim. The tenant drew his licensed 9mm pistol and shot the burglar in the chest,” said Balram.