JOHANNESBURG – Police are investigating after an officer was wounded in a shootout in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg.
Two suspected house robbers were shot dead in Monday’s incident.
One of the alleged robbers shot and killed himself when police officers surrounded him.
The officers were responding to a house break-in on Albatross Road.
Police spokesperson Katlego Mogale said one suspect was arrested, while a policeman and another suspect were shot and wounded. The suspect later died in hospital.
The owner of the house called police when he saw three gunmen walking in his yard.
Mogale said officers recovered three unlicenced firearms and a case of attempted house robbery was opened.