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Suspected rapist shot dead in Soweto

Cops say the man abducted a woman and raped her. She later led them to his shack before the confrontation.

FILE: It’s understood the man opened fire at police from inside his shack earlier today. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A rape suspect has been killed during a shoot-out with police in Kliptown, Soweto.

It's understood the man opened fire at police from inside his shack earlier today.

Officers returned fire, fatally wounding him.

Spokesman Kay Makhubela says the suspect was also involved in an attempted robbery last night, in which he shot and wounded a man.

"A 24-year-old woman was allegedly abducted yesterday night and taken to a shack in Kliptown where she was repeatedly raped. She led the police to the shack where the incident took place."