icon phone icon search icon facebook icon twitter icon instagram icon linkedin icon weather
NOW PLAYING
Algoa FM Breakfast with Wayne, Lee and Charlie T
NOW PLAYING
icon up next
Mio Khondleka
UP NEXT
icon now playing
Algoa FM Breakfast with Wayne, Lee and Charlie T
NOW PLAYING
icon up next
Mio Khondleka
UP NEXT
 

Alleged attacker shot and killed on farm in Bedford


Police in the Eastern Cape are investigating a case of housebreaking, attempted murder and murder after a suspect was shot and killed on a farm in Bedford.

Spokesperson, Brigadier Thembinkosi Kinana, says the farm owner was at home on Wednesday when he suddenly heard glass breaking shortly before 2 pm.

He says as the 81-year-old complainant walked out of his living room, towards the front door, to investigate, someone started shooting at him.

Brigadier Kinana says the homeowner then ran towards his bedroom to fetch his firearm and returned fire.

He says as the shootout ensued one of the suspects aged in his mid to late twenties was fatally wounded.

Kinana says the other man fled from the scene on foot and disappeared into the bushes and could not be found.

The rifle used by the farmer was confiscated by the police.

No arrests have yet been made and a search for the missing suspect will continue on Thursday.

A case of housebreaking - attempted murder and murder is under investigation.

Most Read

Abandoned car on Van Stadens Bridge leads to discovery of body
Abandoned car on Van Stadens Bridge leads to discovery of body
Cleaners make grim discovery on Gqeberha beach
Cleaners make grim discovery on Gqeberha beach
Two killed in fiery EC crash
Two killed in fiery EC crash
Disaster Management Act Regulations Issued
Disaster Management Act Regulations Issued