Windhoek – A City Police officer in Windhoek reportedly shot and killed an assailant during a robbery attempt in the Soweto residential area. The incident occurred on Friday, involving two male suspects who attacked the officer and his partner.
According to Namibian Press Agency (NAMPA), a crime report released on Sunday by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), the assailants, armed with knives, approached the officer’s vehicle at around 00:45. One of the attackers opened the driver’s door, held the female driver at knifepoint, and began stealing her property. Concurrently, the second suspect threatened the passenger, a City Police member, in an attempt to rob him.
The City Police officer, acting in self-defense, reached for his service pistol and resisted the assailant’s demands. During the confrontation, one of the attackers was shot and subsequently died.
In a separate incident, a warehouse in Ausspanplatz, Windhoek, was burglarized, with property worth N.dollars 150,000 stolen, including a welder, a drill machine, a grinder, bicycles, a battery charger, and a rivet gun. As of the report, no items have been recovered, and no arrests have been made in connection with the warehouse break-in. Police investigations into both incidents are ongoing.