Investigations into co-worker killing case not yet complete
WINDHOEK, 11 AUG (NAMPA) - Investigations into the case of a Windhoek resident who stands accused of shooting and killing his co-worker in November 2016, are not yet complete.
Julian Dawson, 39, faces a charge of murder following a shooting at a year-end work party at a bar in Windhoek in mid-November last year which claimed the life of Sheku Bonifatius Tjihepo, 35.
Dawson made another appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court Friday morning before Magistrate Melisa Elizabeth Mungunda, when his murder case was remanded until 29 September this year to allow for police investigations to be finalised.
Public Prosecutor Cedric Tubeho Mundia informed the court that the results of the forensic laboratory examination are still outstanding, hence the prosecuting authority asking for a further postponement to allow the police to complete their investigations.
Dawson is free on bail of N.dollars 10 000, and his bail was also extended until his next court appearance on 29 September 2017.
The State alleges that Dawson shot and killed his colleague inside a bar in Ausspannplatz on 12 November 2016.
According to the prosecution, he shot and killed Tjihepo while the two men were allegedly wrestling over a gun.
Allegations are that an initial argument broke out between the two men, which resulted in Dawson taking out a gun and firing three shots at random, while they were in the company of friends and colleagues.
Tjihepo was shot while he tried to wrestle the gun away from Dawson.
One bullet penetrated his chest and another his back.
The two men were allegedly both under the influence of alcohol at the time of the shooting incident.
The postponement was made a final remand for further police investigations.