man has gone on a crime spree in Pretoria, first stealing firearms,
then stabbing a man to death in a flower shop, before abducting and
raping a woman at a church, according to a report on Tuesday.
He was tracked down by the police and hospitalised after being shot in the head, according to Beeld newspaper.
The 21-year-old man broke into a house in Retief Street
in Lyttelton on Monday morning where he stole a hunting rifle and
From there he went to a Pretoria flower shop where he
stabbed a man, Peter Ntona-Maleka (54), to death, who tried to stop him
from robbing the shop.
It was believed that the assailant had also been hurt and the police followed his blood trail to a nearby church.
There, he allegedly raped a woman and held her hostage,
but when the police arrived at the scene she managed to escape, police
spokesperson Warrant Officer Annabel Middelton told Beeld.
Shots were fired and the man was hit in the hand and head.
He was currently under police guard in hospital.