Bonteheuwel man arrested for allegedly shooting wife and son during argument


A 54-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly shooting his wife and son after Bishop Lavis police officers heard a heated argument coming from a house during their patrols on Tuesday morning.

Station Commander of Bishop Lavis Police Station, Brigadier Christopher Jones, told the Daily Voice that the officers heard loud screams coming from a home in Bonteheuwel at approximately 01:00.

A 29-year-old man believed to be the suspect’s son ran out the house and told the police officers that he and his mother had been shot by the father. Officers then forced entry and found the suspect in the garage and arrested him.

“A 53-year-old female and 29-year-old male sustained gunshot wounds to the body. A seven-year-old boy was also present but unharmed,” the station commander says.

“The local officers must be highly commended for their bravery and quick thinking,” Ward councillor Angus McKenzie says.

The 54-year-old man’s firearm has been confiscated and is expected to appear in court on charges of attempted murder.