Keetmans warden survives boyfriend’s shooting

22 Dec 2013 18:10pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 22 DEC (NAMPA) - A relationship that went sour resulted in violence and death for a 41-year-old man who shot his girlfriend and then turned the gun and killed himself instantly with a bullet to the head.
The deceased, Andries Hosea Tsei-tseimou allegedly opened fire on his girlfriend last night, after being told that she was cheating on him with another man.
Fortunately, the 24-year-old girlfriend Tessa Christiaan, a prison warden based in Keetmanshoop, survived the shooting and is now admitted in a Windhoek hospital where she was flown to last night.
She was shot twice in the stomach, and once in the neck and shoulder. The incident took place at her room here in Keetmanshoop.
Confirming the incident to Nampa on Sunday, Detective Sergeant Paulus Apollus of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in Keetmanshoop said Christiaan is in a stable condition.
The detective explained that on Saturday afternoon, Tsei-Tseimou went for a tombstone unveiling at Berseba village, and while there he apparently received information from a friend that her girlfriend was with another man.
Tsei-tseimou allegedly called his girlfriend and threatened to shoot her dead when he returns from Berseba. He also told her that he would kill himself afterwards.
“When she heard that she will be killed, she informed her friend about it and her friend advised her to alert the Police. From there, she went home and that is where she was found by the boyfriend,” Apollus said.
The detective sergeant added that the couple have reportedly had a history of fighting, and the deceased had threatened to shoot the girlfriend before.
Apollus said a few months ago, the couple fought and when the girlfriend ran away from the fight the boyfriend fired a shot in her direction.
“She opened the case against her boyfriend for assault and shooting, but later withdrew it,” said the detective.
Tsei-tseimou, who is a former police officer, was working for the Roads Authority in Keetmanshoop.
The next of kin for the deceased have been informed about his death.