Wanted murder suspect and two accomplices fatally wounded in shootout with police

DURBAN – A suspect who was wanted for murder and his two suspected accomplices were fatally wounded after they started a gun battle with police along the R612 road in Umzinto North on Wednesday afternoon.

Police had operationalised intelligence information and cornered the suspects as they were leaving a mall in Scottburgh. The police ordered the suspects to stop but the trio defied the lawful instructions and sped off. A high speed chase ensued with police continuing efforts to pull them over. .

With police closing in on them, the suspects fired shots at the men of law and a shootout ensued. After the gunfire three suspects were found to have sustained fatal gunshot wounds. No police officer was reported injured.

The deceased are linked to a murder which they allegedly committed in Dududu in October 2022.

Source: South African Police Service