Drug possession suspect shot at police roadblock

09 Jun 2019 12:40pm
WINDHOEK, 09 JUN (NAMPA) – A 33-year-old man was shot in the left shoulder at the roadblock between Windhoek and Rehoboth when he ran away from the police to avoid arrest on Thursday.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi told Nampa over the weekend that a member of NamPol who was on duty shot the suspect allegedly found in possession of 47 Mandrax tablets.
The incident occurred after the vehicle the man was travelling in was searched and the illicit drugs found at around 12h45.
“It is alleged that the suspect fled after he jumped out of the window of the bus which was travelling from Rehoboth to Windhoek and several warning shots were fired but the suspect kept fleeing,” she said.
The NamPol officer then shot and wounded the suspect in the arm and he is now recovering at the Katutura State Hospital under police guard.
The suspect allegedly threw away the suspected Mandrax tablets, which were recovered, and he was charged with the possession of illicit drugs.
A case of attempted murder has been opened against the police officer.
Investigations into the matter continue.