Burglar shot dead by police

A burglar was shot dead by police in the early hours of yesterday after he was alleged to have rushed at an officer with an object in his hands.

According to a police release issued after the incident, a police patrol responded to a report of break and enter at a Sophia B Field home around 2am.  “Upon arrival at the scene the police called for the man to come out, whereupon the man rushed menacingly towards the police with an object in his hand causing the police to resort to the use of force and he was shot,” the release stated.

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