Suspected burglar shot dead

A man suspected of breaking into a house, was shot dead in Walvis Bay.,A man suspected of breaking into a house, was shot dead in Walvis Bay.
Nikanor Nangolo
A man (38) man was shot dead by police officers on Thursday in Walvis Bay.

Inspector Ileni Shampumba, the Erongo regional commander for community affairs confirmed the incident saying it happened at approximately 04:30, in Park Road in Kuisebmond. "The deceased who was identified as Jeremia Kristof died after being shot in the back and in his right arm. Two members (males) stationed at Kuisebmond police station responded to a housebreaking report in James Brown Street, Kuisebmond. Upon arrival at the scene they were told that the suspects moved from the scene when the owner of the house woke up. The members then followed the shoe prints of the two suspects until they found them. One of the suspects ran away while the other one allegedly threatened to attack the officers with an unknown object. The police officers retaliated and simultaneously fired shots in the direction of the suspect. The bullets struck the victim in his back and in his right arm. The victim succumbed to the injuries at the scene. His next of kin were informed."