Cop dies in shootout on N4 highway in Pretoria
The Hawks says the officer died following a shootout between officers and a group of gunmen.
JOHANNESBURG - The Hawks have confirmed a policeman has died following a shootout between officers and a group of gunmen on the N4 Highway in Pretoria.
A gang of five suspects opened fire on the officers who had stopped their vehicle in Silverton this morning.
Four suspects were shot - two died on the scene and one died on arrival at the hospital.
One suspect who tried to escape has been apprehended and is in police custody; and one suspect remains in hospital.
Three unlicensed firearms, seven cellphones have been confiscated.