NEW DETAILS: Police Col Christelle Stemmet committed suicide

Yesterday’s report about murdered police Colonel Christelle Stemmet has new details.

47-year-old Western Cape Hawks Colonel Christelle Stemmet whose body was discovered at her home in Table View, Cape Town, on Sunday evening, is believed to have committed suicide.

Hawks colonel was alone in locked room at time of death – report

All evidence found at the crime scene indicates there were two shots fired before the officer’s death. The first one is believed to be a test one prior to Stemmet turning the gun on herself.

An investigation related source told the media that the first responder to the shooting had been a gardener. He lives on the same premises. The gardener said he had heard a shot and then entered the house. The men had then heard a second shot and broke down the door to the guest room.

“It is alleged that two shots were fired and she was fatally wounded. The motive of the incident is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the local detectives; however, [a] preliminary investigation at this stage has ruled out any links to the Hawks’ investigations that she was handling,” Hawks spokesperson Philani Nkwalase stated.

On Monday, we reported that the shooting had become a result of a domestic dispute.

“An inquest docket has been opened to explore circumstances surrounding the death of such a seasoned and dedicated officer,” the police officials advised.

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