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JMPDSandton Chronicle reports that a suspect was fatally wounded in a shootout with Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officers on Saturday night on the M1 North at the Marlboro Drive onramp in Sandton.  

Two JMPD officers were setting up a speed camera when they were approached by the suspect and two accomplices who attempted to rob one of the officers of his service pistol.  The suspect shot the male officer in the arm and both legs, and the female officer returned fire, shooting the male suspect multiple times.  JMPD Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said both of the officers were taken to the Milpark Hospital and the suspect was taken to Tembisa Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.  He went on to indicate:  “An illegal firearm was also recovered from the crime scene and the injured officer is in serious but stable condition.  There is a search for the other two suspects.”

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