Policeman killed in shootout
A police constable has died following a shootout on Tuesday afternoon between police and a group of four men.
Police spokesman Captain Andre Beetge said the incident happened at about 3pm in Mendi Road, New Brighton.
It was not immediately clear what sparked the shoot-out but Beetge said there were four suspects who had been travelling in a silver Toyota Etios.
The 35-year-old constable, whose identity has been withheld as his next-of-kin have not yet been informed, was shot and he died on his way to hospital.
His colleague, a 37-year-old, was not injured.
“The suspects got away and we are currently investigating a case of murder,” Beetge said.
There was a heavy police presence in the area by Tuesday evening, with officers from clusters from across Nelson Mandela Bay on the scene.