2008-04-15 : Dad shoots dead son's hijacker - cops

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2008-04-15 : Dad shoots dead son's hijacker - cops

Postby GOSA » Fri, 2008-05-16 11:25

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Dad shoots dead son's hijacker - cops

April 15 2008 at 09:11AM

A Durban resident shot dead a hijacker who was apparently a student at
the Durban University of Technology (DUT), police said on Tuesday.

Spokesperson Inspector Solomon Mbhele said hijackers had accosted a
23-year-old man on his driveway in Vivien Road, Pinetown at 8.40pm on
Monday night.

He was arriving home in his Ford Fiesta and parking his car at the time.

"Two armed men approached him from either side of the car. They pointed
a gun at him and forced him out," Mbhele said.

The victim screamed and his father - who was inside the house - heard.
The elderly man rushed out to find the hijackers reversing his son's car
out of the driveway.

"The suspects opened fire on the father and the father - who was also
armed - returned fire," he said.

Police said the car then collided with a neighbour's fence, slid off and
hit a roadside tree.

"One suspect was shot dead but his accomplice fled," Mbhele added.

The father later told police he saw the secoond man get into a white
Golf parked nearby and drive off.

"The deceased has been identified as a student of DUT," Mbhele said.

His family have not yet been notified.

Police said they would be investigating the possibility that the other
suspect may have been a student at the same institution.

The father and son were uhnhurt. - Sapa
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