WINDHOEK: A 25-year-old male Namibian Police Force (NamPol) officer was arrested for murder and attempted murder, following shootings at the Crows-In bottle store in Khomasdal on Friday morning.
NamPol Crime Investigations’ Coordinator for the Khomas Region, Deputy Commissioner Sylvanus Nghishidimbwa said during a media briefing in the capital on Sunday that the incident took place at about 03h00 when the off-duty police officer shot a 25-year-old man to death after the two were embroiled in an argument inside that bar.
Nghishidimbwa said the police officer followed the victim outside to his car, and used his private firearm to shoot the man several times.
Another occupant of the car survived with three gunshot wounds, and was taken to the Katutura State Hospital. He is in a stable condition. The suspect is expected to appear in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Meanwhile, Nghishidimbwa said a number of housebreaking and theft cases were recorded in the area of Wanaheda, Katutura and other Windhoek locations last week.
Most of the stolen items include laptops and flat-screen televisions. Nghishidimbwa urged people not buy stolen items, but to report it to the nearest Police station. “If the community continues buying stolen items, this will increase the rate of housebreaking in the region. This could happen to someone else today but tomorrow it will be you,” he said. No items were discovered.