- The police shot and killed a suspected drug dealer after he allegedly set his pit bulls on them
- The incident is being investigated by the Independant Police Investigative Directorate (IPID)
- Police were alerted to a potential drug opeartion at the suspects property and after gaining entry they were allegedly attacked by the suspects dogs
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BLOEMFONTEIN - An investigation has been launched into the killing of an alleged drug dealer by the police in Blomfontein on 15 December 2021.
The Independant Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is looking into the details of the shooting. Police officers allege that the suspected drug dealer set his pit pull on them and pointed a gun at them which later turned out to be a toy.
The officers said that when they gained access to the suspects property, they were attacked by a pit bull. The suspect then emerged with three more dogs and allegedly instructed them to attack the officers.
After using a stun grenade against the dogs, which had little effect, they opened fire on the suspect who appeared to be armed. Upon inspection of the suspects body, the gun turned out to be a toy.
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According to the Daily Sun, drugs and drug paraphanalia were found on the scene including R470 in cash.
News24 reported that the Tactical Response Teams were deployed to the suspects house after they were tipped off about an alleged drug operation.
Man pushes mistress out of 4th floor window, found sleeping by police afterwards
Earlier, Briefly News reported that a 38-year-old man from Orlando, Johannesburg has been arrested by the South African Police Service (SAPS) on an attempted murder charge. He is accused of pushing his mistress, who is 25 years old, out of a window on the fourth floor of their hotel.
The couple had booked into the Hotel Blue Star on Wednesday (15 December) night and were assigned a room on the fourth floor. The hotel's security guards allege that they heard the woman's body fall at 1am the next morning.
According to News24, the woman survived the ordeal but she sustained critical injuries and is being treated in a hospital. The hotel's security guard assisted her with calling an ambulance.
Source: Briefly News