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Hostage victim getting counselling

2012-07-13 21:02

Johannesburg - A woman who was rescued after being held hostage at gunpoint by her boyfriend in Evaton on Friday, was receiving counselling at a local hospital, said Gauteng police.

This came shortly after her boyfriend was shot and killed by police after negotiations for her release failed, Captain Dennis Adriao said.

"Our detectives are waiting for the counselling process to be completed before they can get the details as to what led to the hostage incident," he said.

An unlicensed 9mm firearm that the boyfriend had used to shoot the woman's sister, was recovered.

Adriao said preliminary investigations revealed the deceased had an argument with his girlfriend and her sister at a house in Vereeniging.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, apparently drew a firearm during the argument and shot the girlfriend's sister in the foot.

"He then abducted his girlfriend and fled in a vehicle," said Adriao.

Police acted swiftly after receiving a report of an attempted murder and managed to locate the vehicle next to a house in Evaton.

"The man was still holding his girlfriend hostage when police arrived. He was shot and killed after he failed to co-operate with the negotiators after over three hours," he said.

Comments
  • Squeegee - 2012-07-13 21:08

    Another nutjob bites the dust. Hope she recovers soon. What is it with men who think that women are possessions?

  • phae.rayden - 2012-07-13 21:49

    'He was shot and killed after he failed to co-operate with the negotiators after over three hours' - did they have somewhere else to be? did they get tired of talking? is there a time limit on negotiations? maybe it was just lunch time or the end of day? Very relieved she is safe from that crazy man, but either the article is very badly written leaving out important info, or he was murdered by the negotiators/police for refusing to agree with them.

      rlong1952 - 2012-07-13 22:38

      You weren't there so your comments about the police are uncalled for, perhaps about the article, yes, but the police, no.

  • ozzyin.sa - 2012-07-13 22:24

    Shooting the sister in the foot is hardly attempted murder. Of course the woman is in counselling, she just saw her boyfriend shot in front of her. Given the capabilities of the police her in SA, I wonder if they explored all avenues before deciding to kill him.

  • BulletProof. - 2012-07-13 22:45

    Did he shoot at the police? It will be interesting to know why they shoot to kill, may be still around some cowboy instructions of certain ex boss.

      nkosikhonorman.ludidi - 2012-07-14 07:30

      i wish they hold you hostage and see what you can do

      BulletProof. - 2012-07-14 21:34

      @Bloodbane Idiot is you and all your generation if you don't know how to coment without insult get out of this forum and if you need some serious advise don't coment on my coments again, TROLL.

      mjhowland - 2012-07-15 12:52

      You obviously have no idea how hard the SAPS Special Task Force trains. Their primary task as with any specialised unit of this nature is to not have to esculate the situation and use violence. This guy had already shown that his gun was not a toy and that he was prepared to use it! After the situation was evaluated and all avenues explored they will have decided to take action. Maybe they sensed that the hostage taker was suicidal, maybe he was the one who esculated the situation. Fact remains that when you take someone hostage in a car that has no armour and possibly a window down after being in the sun for three hours you're definitely not in the pound seat as far as beating one of the worlds elite police units!! If it were my wife/mom/sister/daughter I wouldn't have even bothered with negotiations!

  • Lesetja Sema - 2012-07-13 23:04

    when will de police win de negotiating with des kidnappers? everytym dey r called to rescue hostage dey fail 2 win de negotiation but end up killing de kidnapper. Remember few months ago dey kill a guy who had bipolar illness in KZN. Am not promoting what our brothers and father r doing but am just concern abt dey negotiating skills (professional).

      NkosiNathi WakwaWright - 2012-07-13 23:36

      What was the negotiation for if they will end up kill some, meaning they r useless. I dnt promote what the decease has done, they were suppose to shoot him frm the 1st plan not negotiation.

      nkosikhonorman.ludidi - 2012-07-14 07:27

      sema and nkosinathi you know nothing you better shut your big mouths, must the police leave the kidnaper to kill an innocent victim?

  • Lesetja Sema - 2012-07-13 23:10

    worried abt our police negotiator. it doesn't seem as dey will 1day rescue hostage without killing. few months ago dey killed some1 in KZN dat was having Bipolar illnes in hospital. our brothers and fathers must get help taking hostage is not a solution. Sori 4 wat happened!

  • Ashleigh Moller - 2012-07-14 08:02

    Some peoples comments are quite scary in this! The officer had a choice to risk her innocent life while he had shot her sister in the foot now holding her up or find a chance to shoot the one who started all this mess and avoid another innocent shooting! Time is also critical when it comes to an insane person.

  • Lesetja Sema - 2012-07-14 19:26

    @Bloodlane, u think u know but u didn't. the most stupid person in des article is u. ask y? read what i said & comment

  • Lesetja Sema - 2012-07-14 19:31

    @chad.martin respect other ppl opinion coz urs sucks big tym.

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