Former police captain shot dead in home

2015-02-18 09:28
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A former police captain was shot dead and his wife and son were assaulted when robbers broke into their home in Linden, Johannesburg, Netwerk24 reported on Wednesday.

Andre Fabricius, 50, died at about 03:00 on Tuesday morning after he was shot in the chest.

According to the report, three armed men broke into the house through a window. Fabricius woke after hearing a noise and was fatally shot when he went to investigate, Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said.

Fabricius's mother-in-law, Koeks de Kock, who lives on the property, said her daughter, Rista, phoned her between 03:30 and 03:45 to ask for help.

According to De Kock, Rista and her 13-year-old son Dario had been tied up by the robbers and assaulted with a firearm. The men took money, a cellphone, tablet and a laptop.

The family were consoled by friends, family and old police colleagues, with one of Fabricius’s former colleagues describing him as “dynamite”.

Fabricius was one of the investigating officers in the murder case of Hester Rawstorne who was killed in 2003, along with her 24-year-old step-daughter and grandchild in Sunnyside, Pretoria.


Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
65 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.