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An alleged cop killer was shot dead at his hideout spot in Inanda. Image: Pixabay.

Suspect shot dead after attempting to shoot officers in Inanda

An alleged suspect who murdered a cop was shot dead after he attempted to shoot more police officers when he was cornered in Inanda.

suspect Inanda

An alleged cop killer was shot dead at his hideout spot in Inanda. Image: Pixabay.

A suspect sought for the murder of a police officer was shot dead when he attempted to kill more police officers at his hideout spot in Inanda. 

The incident happened on Tuesday morning, 17 January 2023.


According to the South African Police Service (SAPS), in KwaZulu-Natal, members of the K9 Unit, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) Anti-Gang Unit, and the DPCI National Priority Violent Crime were pursuing the suspect who allegedly shot and killed 40-year-old Constable Lindokuhle Gift Goba of the Durban K9 Unit. Also, the male robbed the cop of his service pistol on Quarry Road in Mayville on Saturday,14 January 2023.

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Investigations reportedly led the police to a hospital which the two suspects were privately rushed to with gunshot wounds from the shootout with the slain police officer. 

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SAPS members at the alleged killer’s hideout spot in Inanda. Image: SAPS.

Police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda said one suspect succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. Further investigations revealed the other suspect had discharged himself and escaped from the hospital ward.

“Thorough investigation by the police identified a house in Inanda where the alleged cop killer was cornered. After the police had introduced and identified themselves as men of law, the suspect responded with a hail of bullets, and a shootout ensued. During the shootout, the suspect was fatally wounded,” Netshiunda said. 

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