Reports has it that one man was shot dead and another arrested after the pair allegedly attacked a family in Laudium, Pretoria on Sunday evening during a shoot-out with local security officials, police said.

According to spokesperson Constable Tumisang Moloto, two armed intruders entered a house around 21:30 and found family members inside. The armed intruders threatened them with a firearm and demanded cash and jewellery.

However, the alarm system was activated and local security officials responded following information of a house robbery.

“Upon arrival at the house, the security officers were confronted by suspects who opened fire at them and they returned fire,” said Moloto.

“One suspect was fatally wounded and another one was arrested by the police, unlicensed firearm, jewellery and undisclosed amount of cash was confiscated.”

Moloto said the arrested suspect will appear before the Attridgeville Magistrate’s Court.