- A video shared online shows a grisly shoot out between a cop and armed robbers
- The footage was recorded by a bystander on their phone
- One of the suspects was killed during the gunfire exchange
A very brave policeman is trending on social media after a video emerged showing him taking on a gang of armed robbers in Westville, KZN. In the footage, the cop fires several times before being forced to take cover from a hail of bullets.
The clip was taken during an armed robbery attack at the Westville Village Market mall on Thursday. According to IOL, one of the robbers was shot dead outside the mall. The rest of the robbers are still on the run.
IOL further reports that the suspects were attempting to rob the Post Office which is nearby. It is believed that the police were alerted as soon as the gang arrived and a shoot-out commenced.
A video recorded by a bystander is now trending on social media showing a brave cop in action. In the footage, a white bakkie, alleged to be driven by the remaining suspects, can be seen racing past him.
Two others were injured, including a bystander who was struck by a stray bullet at the scene. Police are investigating.
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