Samuel Kandume, 22, was shot to death by his uncle, Thomas Shiwedha, for stealing a N$100 last week in Onamukuku Village in Omusati Region.
Kandume, known to be a habitual household thief, was shot in the shoulder while fleeing.
The fatal shot came after he ignored a warning shot and died several minutes later.
According to Shiwedha’s girlfriend, Elina Ndjola, Kandume died from prolonged hemorrhage.
On that fateful day, Ndjola said, Kandume had come to fetch his luggage and was confronted by his uncle over the money he had stolen the previous day.
The confrontation turned into a heated argument and Kandume punched his uncle who, according to Ndjola, always carries his 9mm pistol, drew it out.
Seeing the weapon, Kandume started to strut away and was ordered to come back.
“He ignored the instruction to come back so my man shot in the air. Kandume refused to come back saying, ‘shoot me if you want, I already took the money’,” said Ndjola adding that Shiwedha then aimed the weapon in his nephew’s direction and fired.
She further said Kandume did not only steal money from her boyfriend but also some of his grandparents’ pension money.
“Not to speak bad about the dead but he really was a thief. He always stole from home and then disappeared. He stole N$220 from his grandparents’ pension money and then he ran away, only to show up to get his luggage,” said Ndjola.
She also stated that her boyfriend is in police custody, facing a murder case under CR 41/03/2012.