11 Oct 2017, La Lucia: At approximately 03:30 on Wednesday morning, Marshall Security received an alarm activation from a home in Armstrong Avenue in La Lucia, north of Durban. Armed Reaction officers were immediately dispatched, whilst contact was made with the homeowner who was at home at the time.
The female home owner stated that she had confined herself to her bedroom and could hear noises coming from inside her property.
Armed Reaction officers arrived on scene and conducted a comprehensive search of the property. As one of our officers entered an upstairs bedroom to conduct a check, he was confronted by four armed suspects who opened fire in the officers direction.
The officer took cover, returning fire at the suspects, who jumped from a first floor balcony, fleeing on foot in an unknown direction. A search of the nearby surrounding area was conducted, however the suspects remain at large.
No one was injured in the ordeal.
The scene was secured and handed over to the South African Police Services for further investigation and processing.