Massive police search after killing of PE police officer

PE police officer killed, suspect on the run

Police are searching for a suspect shot and killed a 44-year old officer in Kuyga, Port Elizabeth, on Tuesday evening.

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The incident happened when police responded to a house robbery at Chimaera Street in Kuyga.

National police spokesperson, Vishnu Naidoo, says when the officers arrived, they noticed the bakkie which was stolen during this robbery.

He adds police chased the suspects until the criminals abandoned the stolen vehicle.

"One suspect fled on foot after firing several shots at a 44-year old sergeant killing him instantly. The sergeant's partner, a warrant officer, pursued the second fleeing suspect.

"One suspect, aged 47 years old, was arrested and a revolver, with the serial number filed off, was seized from the arrested suspect," says Naidoo.

Police also recovered the stolen bakkie, a Nissan NP200, plus several items which were stolen from the robbery which included a television set and cellular phones.

Naidoo explains a widespread search continues for the second suspect


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