?21 May 2015 - Authorities maintain 62-year-old Michael Volkwyn committed suicide when they stormed his house last week.?
CAPE TOWN - The family of a man who died in a stand-off with police, believe he was killed by officers on the scene.
Authorities maintain, however, that 62-year-old Capetonian, Michael Volkwyn committed suicide.
At the time of the incident, police were responding to complaints of a dog attack.
They say when they tried to approach, Volkwyn opened fire.
One constable was hit in the face.
After 15-hours of negotiating, police moved in by force.
Then, officers say, Volkwyn turned the gun on himself.
Police watchdog the IPID has confirmed a complaint from his family and is investigating.
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Michael Volkwyn was exceptional in many. He was a graduate mechanical engineer, researcher, fitter, turner, welder, woodworker, lecturer,...— Roy G. Volkwyn (@volkwyr) May 17, 2015