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Top cop shoots intruder dead at home

By McKeed Kotlolo | Feb 20, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 53 ]

A TOP policeman fatally shot an intruder and wounded another at his home in Pretoria yesterday.

The unidentified lieutenant- colonel is on leave and was sleeping at his Eldoraigne, Centurion, home in the morning when he heard someone at his front door.

The officer, who was with his wheelchair-bond mother at the time, immediately woke up and went to inspect. He found that the intruders had forced the door open and were already inside the house.

Captain Agnes Huma of the Wierdabrug police in Centurion said the officer shot one of them in the upper body, "killing him instantly and wounding another, who managed to escape".

Huma said the getaway car, a white Opel Corsa that was parked outside, immediately sped off during the shooting. No arrests were made but investigations were continuing, she said. -

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slaughter these savages

Feb 25, 2013 4:53 | 0 replies

HerRoyaDivaness

they say the intruder must have threatened your life and loved ones so you give them a threat , its like this thing of firing a warning shot before you shoot a criminal who is armed and is not going to warn you when he fires its BS shoot the scumbag and then when he is down fire a warn shot who will say you didn't warn him

Feb 20, 2013 3:24 | 0 replies

What's with the people in Pretoria and guns?

Feb 20, 2013 3:24 | 0 replies

Don't praise this Top Cop yet, the constitution enshrines the right to life to everyone. I have been reading about when to shoot to kill in self defense, of course after this Oscar story!! Criminal Lawyers can help uu here:
Read this Link:
http://www.iss.org.za/pubs/CrimeQ/No.8/duPlessis.htm

So this man can be charged with murder and attempted murder.

Feb 20, 2013 3:23 | 0 replies

Laba bangabafana baseMamelodi. Yibo engibaziyo abamosha eCenturion. Big-ups to you babophoyisa.

Feb 20, 2013 3:15 | 0 replies

Lindsay
and your have to do it immediately after he fell right before his death because if you hesitate and rigor mortis kicked in you are in trouble or you can just let him touch it and help him shoot and then take it away and put it next to him simple like that
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Hah! Uzoboshwa ukhuluma indaba engaka
LOLing at rigor mortis

Feb 20, 2013 3:15 | 0 replies

lindsay

Rigor takes a while. In this temp about 3 hours before it starts becoming an issue. More than enough time :)

Feb 20, 2013 3:4 | 0 replies

this attickle doesn't have an Oscar award but it happened in PTA, big up crime figher

Feb 20, 2013 3:1 | 0 replies

this we cant compare to oscar,this a trained police colonel who knew how to handle the situation.

Feb 20, 2013 2:54 | 0 replies

It's sad that we no longer feel safe in our communities let alone in our own homes.If this criminals weer given harsher sentences and denied any bail or parole we would have less crime. I guess Oscar feared for his life and just acted on the spare of the moment without assessing the situation first.

Feb 20, 2013 2:53 | 0 replies

GOOD JOB COS ONE WAS GONNA RAPE YOUR WHEEL CHAIRED MOTHER AND KILL U

Feb 20, 2013 2:52 | 0 replies