According to DailyDispatch,  a robbery suspect wounded in a shootout and admitted to Frere Hospital was shot dead in his hospital bed yesterday.

He was a suspect in an armed robbery at an East London store in the Oriental Plaza on Tuesday.

Eastern Cape department of health spokesman Sizwe Kupelo confirmed the shooting at the hospital, saying the dead man was an alleged member of an armed gang that robbed Bilimoria Cash and Carry of R47000.

“Two people disarmed the police guard and shot dead the patient. The situation right now is treated as a crime scene and there are police doing their investigations,” Kupelo said.