Man arrested for murder of police reservist
Police say that a man has been arrested for the murder of 21-year-old reservist constable, Ernestine Verone. The 33-year-old suspect was taken into custody Friday morning in Kewtown Athlone.
He is appearing in court on Tuesday – facing charges of murder and attempted murder.
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Two dead in shooting incidents in Athlone
By Henry Booysen
23 April 2008
Two shooting incidents in Athlone have led to two people being fatally wounded in Athlone.
According to Police spokesperson Bernadine Steyn in the first incident a 18 year old female was fatally wounded in the head while she and a friend was standing at a informal structure in Lourie Road in Bridgetown, Athlone.
“It is alleged that a single shot from an unknown origin was heard, wounding the female victim in the head. She passed away on the scene,” says Steyn.
Three men on the scene were taken in for questioning and a case of murder was opened.
In another incident in Athlone a 21 year old police reservist constable and a friend were attacked while sitting in a station VW Jetta in Kudu Street.
“Several shots were fired at the vehicle by unknown person or persons during which the female was fatally wounded in the head. Her friend sustained a gunshot wound to the stomach and was taken to hospital in a serious condition.”
Police have opened up a case or murder and attempted murder and anyone with information can contact Athlone Police Station on (021) 697 9238.