Police shoot fleeing suspect in Greenwell

13 Apr 2014 17:20pm
WINDHOEK, 13 APR (NAMPA) - An attempted murder case was opened against an officer of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) by a 29-year-old Windhoek man who was shot in the lower right leg while trying to escape from the police after he was arrested.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Deputy Commissioner, Edwin Kanguatjivi told the media here on Sunday that the suspect was being sought by the police in connection with a case of assault.
Kanguatjivi said the suspect was arrested by the police on Saturday at about 04h00 at Erf 833 in Windhoek’s Greenwell Matongo residential area.
“As the Officers were loading him in the van, he allegedly kicked the door of the van open, pushed the officers out of his way and started running away,” he said.
According to Kanguatjivi the officers pursued him, fired four warning shots before allegedly hitting him in the right lower leg. The suspect was then re-arrested.
The police spokesperson said the suspect was then additionally charged with another case of escape from lawful custody, and was then taken to the hospital for medical attention.