'Robber' dies after shoot-out with KZN police
A robbery suspect has died after he was involved in a shoot-out with police in Ladysmith on Friday.
KwaZulu-Natal spokesperson Col Thembeka Mbele said officers from the Ladysmith K9 unit responded to a report of a robbery at business premises in the town.
“On arrival, they saw three men leaving the premises on foot and a chase ensued.
“Police approached the suspects near the taxi rank and shots were fired.”
Mbele said two men aged 21 and 25 were shot and injured.
“Police recovered a pistol loaded with 10 rounds of ammunition and a toy gun.
“They were both taken to hospital for medical attention where a 25-year-old succumbed to his injuries.”
Mbele said the 21-year-old was in hospital under police guard.