Suspected robber killed in Morningside

Three others, including a policeman, were injured in Tuesday afternoon’s shooting.

Police cordon off the scene of a deadly shootout between officers and four suspected robbers on Rivonia Road in the Morningside area of Sandton, 22 April 2014. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A suspected robber has been killed and three others have been injured in a shootout on Rivonia Road in Morningside, north of Johannesburg.

A policeman was also injured in Tuesday afternoon's incident.

Officers were driving on the road when they spotted a vehicle that had allegedly been used in a robbery at an Avis car rental store this morning.

The police gave chase and the suspects eventually lost control of the car, which collided with at least five other vehicles.

It's understood one of the suspects fired at police and was then shot dead when they returned fire.

Two suspects are in hospital under police guard, while their surviving accomplice has been taken into custody.

The wounded officer is in a stable condition.