Man shot and injured by police at Okondjatu: NamPol

29 May 2016 15:20pm
WINDHOEK, 29 MAY (NAMPA) - A 25-year-old man was allegedly shot and injured by a member of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) over the weekend at the settlement of Okondjatu in the Otjozondjupa Region shortly after he attacked a group of police officers on duty.
NamPol spokesperson Inspector Slogan Matheus told Nampa on Sunday the man was shot with a pistol on the right upper leg at a drinking hole at the settlement at about 23h00 on Saturday.
It is alleged that the victim went into a bar at the settlement and allegedly broke a gambling machine and when the bar owner reported the incident to the police in the area, the man fled the scene.
A group of police officers followed the man and found him at another bar, and when the police officers approached him, he resisted arrest and allegedly started fighting the police officers.
In the process, the man attacked and injured a female police officer in her left arm and injured a male police officer on the head.
He also allegedly grabbed the male police officer’s private parts.
The man further drew a knife and picked up some stones as he confronted the police officers.
One of the police officers then fired warning shots into the air while the man walked towards them.
He was then shot and injured in the right upper leg as he threw stones at the officers.
The injured police officers received medical treatment at the Okondjatu Clinic and were all discharged.
The 25-year-old victim is admitted at the Okakarara State Hospital in a stable condition while under heavy police guard.
A case of malicious damage to property, resisting lawful arrest and assaulting police officers on duty have been opened at the Okondjatu Police Station against the injured man.