Suspect shot dead after attacking reaction officer

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Reaction officers at the scene in Eastbury.

A man was shot and killed after he attempted to deprive a RUSA officer of his firearm in Eastbury, Phoenix, on Sunday.
According to reports, at about 10:34pm, the Reaction Unit South Africa Operations Centre in Phoenix received a call from a resident in Eastbury, requesting assistance after a suspect entered his property.
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“A RUSA officer was dispatched to the scene and upon arrival, found an unknown man attempting to forcefully gain entry into the premises,” a report issued by the security company stated.
The officer called for back-up when he was attacked by the suspect.

“A scuffle ensued and the suspect attempted to deprive the reaction officer of his firearm. The back-up RUSA members arrived at the scene and found the suspect with the first responder on the ground wrestling for the firearm,” the report added.
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The back-up officer fired two rounds which struck the suspect on his side.
The suspect died at the scene a short while later. The injured reaction officer received medical attention.
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