Taxi owner shot dead during police chase

A KwaZulu-Natal taxi owner shot dead during a police chase in Escombe near Malvern, police said on Thursday.

"The suspect pulled out a handgun and began to shoot at the police. The officers returned fire fatally wounding the suspect. The suspect was sought for several charges of murder with aggravating circumstances," said Director Phindile Radebe.

Radebe said police had been looking for Nkosinathi Emmanuel Mhlongo, 32, since last year.
There were allegations that he was a hit man and owned taxis. No police officers were injured during the chase. Sapa

Report ID: 66
Crime Category: Shooting
Province: KwaZulu/Natal
City/Town: Margate
Suburb: Escombe
Address: Escombe near Malvern
Crime Date/Time: 21 Jan 2010, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Report A Crime
Reported Date: 21 Jan 2010, 00:01 AM
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