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Police hunt for KZN inmate who killed two cops

The two suspects managed to overpower one of the officers and rob him of his firearm in the cells.

Prison cell. Picture: stock.xchng.
Cop killings,Nyoni Police Station
Local

JOHANNESBURG - Police are searching for an inmate behind the killing of two officers who were killed at the Nyoni Police Station in KwaZulu-Natal.

Two warrant officer were on duty doing patrols of the police cells on Thursday evening when one of the officers was overpowered and robbed of his firearm by two suspects in the cells.

The police’s Thulani Zwane says shots were fired at both officers who retaliated, fatally wounding one of the suspects.

“One police officer managed to take out his firearm and shoot back at the suspects, killing one instantly. The second suspect managed to escape from custody. Two officers were then rushed to hospital in a critical condition and they later died in hospital.”

One suspect manage to escape and police have launched a man hunt to find him.

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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