Two robbery suspects were fatally wounded by an off-duty Port Elizabeth policeman early on Saturday morning.
Police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu, said the incident happened at a house in Rholihlahla Street in Walmer township.
She said it alleged that the suspects forced their way into a room at the back of a house at about 4.30 am and threatened a man and his girlfriend before taking cell phones and a television set.
The complainant was also stabbed in the leg as the suspects fled.
Naudi said the complainant’s brother who is a Sergeant from Mount Road Cluster Operational Command Centre heard the commotion from another flatlet and peered through the window.
“When the suspects saw him they threw a brick at his window. Shots were fired by the police official and the suspects were seen running away.”
She said one man collapsed at the gate and died while the body of the second man was found at around 8 am about 200m further down the road.
“The Independent Police Investigative Directorate will be investigating two cases of murder the Mount Road Cluster Trio Task Team is investigating a case of house robbery and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm,” said Naidu.