Bergville suspect dies in shootoout with police

This morning at 11:00, Bergville police responded to a report of a shooting at a farm in Bergville. It is alleged that the suspect shot a man who entered the farm to collect his goats that were allegedly confiscated illegally. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment after he was shot in the face.

Police officers together with a hostage negotiator approached the suspect (80) in an effort to arrest him for the attempted murder. The suspect allegedly opened fire on the police and was fatally wounded in the exchange of gunfire. The suspect's firearm was seized following the shootout. A case of attempted murder as well as an inquest docket was opened for further investigation.

Source: South African Police Service