Soldier fatally shoots girlfriend...escapes scene before surrendering self to police

January 21, 2018, 7:10pm

A 39-year-old Namibia Defense Forces (NDF) soldier fatally shot and murdered his girlfriend at a residence in Damara location along Michael Angelo street yesterday.

Police confirmed that the soldier, whose name has been withheld, shot Zya Juliet Shane Rittmann aged 25 years who happens to be the mother of his three-year-old child, with a 9mm Makarov pistol in the head due to undisclosed relationship problems.

The suspect, whom the police confirmed to be stationed at Osona military base later surrendered himself to the Katutura Police after the gruesome incident.