Police officer shoots ex-girlfriend

Eileen van der Schyff

A member of the Namibian police, while on duty, shot and injured his ex-girlfriend in the chest and arms in Kuisebmond on Thursday 19 September.

The 31-year-old police officer shot his 22-year-old ex-girlfriend once in the chest and twice in her arms with his service pistol. According to police reports the ex-girlfriend registered an Assault by threat case, read with the Provisions of the Domestic Violence Act 4/2003 against the suspect at the Tutaleni Police Station on the same day which was under investigation. The officer was arrested after he handed himself over to his duty station. The victim was taken to the Walvis Bay state hospital in a critical but stable condition and was later transferred to Windhoek for further medical treatment. The suspect made his first court appearance yesterday at the Walvis Bay Magistrate Court.

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