BREAKING NEWS: ‘Suspicious’ man shot dead after tussle with traffic police officers in Randburg

A man was killed during an altercation with Gauteng Traffic Police.

A man has been shot dead by a Gauteng Traffic Police officer following a tussle over a weapon. The incident occurred mid-afternoon on 5 July.

UPDATE: 6 July 12.30pm

The Gauteng Traffic Police officer who was injured during the altercation is currently recovering in hospital. The officer was allegedly stabbed in the arm pit by the suspect.

Honeydew police spokesman, Captain Balan Muthan, confirmed to Randburg Sun that Gauteng Traffic Police stopped a suspicious looking pedestrian at the intersection of President Fouche Drive and Kelly Avenue in Boskruin.

“When confronted, the man became hostile and started fighting with the first officer. The second officer stepped in to assist, and was stabbed in the armpit with a screwdriver, by the man,” said Muthan.

A man was killed this afternoon during an altercation with Gauteng Traffic Police.

During the altercation, one of the officers firearms fell to the ground. A tussle ensued between the first officer and the suspicious individual. The officer managed to get hold of the gun, and shot and killed the man.

Police closed a section of the road for a period this afternoon, but Randburg Sun’s journalist on the scene reported that traffic was not badly affected.

This is a developing story. More information will follow as it becomes available.

Ashtyn Mackenzie

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