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Man kills himself after cop raid

Police say a man took his own life following a police shootout when they searched his house

Firearm. Picture: Supplied
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JOHANNESBURG - A man shot and killed himself following a shoot out with the police at his house in Randfontein, west of Johannesburg on Saturday.

Police spokesperson Katlego Mogale said the shootout ensued when the cops searched the 59-year-old man's house and vehicle to look for illegal firearms.

The man barricaded himself in a room where he later shot himself dead.

Mogale said two members of the Community Policing Forum were also shot during the raid.

They are in a stable condition in local hospitals.

Mogale said two people were arrested.

“When police searched the vehicle parked at the house they found an unlicensed 9mm pistol. They also found right-wing material” 

Police are investigating attempted murder charges and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

(Edited by Zethu Zulu)

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