House robber killed in shoot-out with Brakpan North resident

According to information received from Brakpan police, the 56-year-old Ellis Street resident was eating supper at about 7.30pm, when the robbers kicked down the door to his home and opened fire.

The resident returned fire and a shoot-out ensued, during which the resident was shot in the leg and one of the robbers was shot in the stomach.

The robbers then fled the house.

“When police arrived, the complainant told them he believed he had critically injured one of the suspects,” said WO Lucia Govender, from the Brakpan SAPS.

“A search of the nearby veld was conducted and the body of a man with a gunshot wound was found.”

Police recovered a cellphone belonging to one of the suspects and a black 9mm pistol.

“Two live rounds were found inside the firearm and its serial number had been filed off,” added Govender.

The other two robbers were seen fleeing the scene in a white Toyota bakkie.

Cases of attempted murder and attempted robbery were opened at the Brakpan police station.

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