Sunday, 11 March 2007

Father shot four times for his cellphone

March 08 2007 at 05:10AM

By Janine du Plessis and Barry Bateman

A man was shot dead at his home in Jan Niemand Park on Tuesday night after three robbers attacked him and his family.

Police said the man, 36, was confronted by three armed men at about 11pm at his house in Jan Coetzee Street. Two men took personal belongings while the other man held the family at gunpoint.

Apparently on their way out of the house they shot the man four times - twice in the back and once in each leg. He later died.

Police spokesperson Inspector Paul Ramaloko said a case of murder had been opened. No arrests have been made.

LifeMed Ambulance Services paramedic Willie Lightfoot said only a cellphone was stolen.

He said the patient had lost a lot of blood by the time they arrived. "We tried to resuscitate him for about 45 minutes but he died on the scene.

"His wife and son were there (and witnessed the traumatic event). Now there is a two-year-old child without a father," said Lightfoot.

This article was originally published on page 2 of Pretoria News on March 08, 2007


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