Olympic "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius Charged With Murder After Reportedly Shooting Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp 4 Times [Video/Pics]

 

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Oscar Pistorius was elevated to hero status in his home country of South Africa after he made sporting history by becoming the first double amputee sprinter to compete in the Olympics in 2012. Today the man known as the "blade runner" has been charged with murder after reportedly shooting his 30-year old model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp four times in his home in Pretoria .

Steenkamp was shot in the arm and head according to police spokesperson Captain Sarah Mcirca. A 9mm pistol was recovered at the scene.

South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp attend an awards ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa last November.(Photo: Lucky Nxumalo, AP)



Pistorius races using carbon fiber prosthetic blades. The 26-year old won two gold medals and a silver at last year’s Paralympic Games in London. In the 2012 Olympics he reached the 400-meter semifinal and competed in the 4x400 meter relay.

Oscar Pistorius, center, left the police station in Pretoria East in South Africa to be taken into custody on Thursday after a woman was fatally shot in his home.

Early Thursday morning, the police responded to a report of gunshots in the upscale housing complex where Mr. Pistorius lives. When they arrived they found a woman being treated by paramedics. Pistorius was arrested at the scene. He is not expected to receive bail.

A case of murder has been opened," said Col. Katlego Mogale, a police spokeswoman.

There have been some reports that the victim was mistaken for a burglar.

"We have also taken cognizance of the media reports during the morning of an alleged break in or that the young lady was mistaken to be a burglar," Brigadier Denise Beukes said. "Obviously our forensic investigation is still ongoing and we're not sure where this report came from. ... Our detectives have been on the scene, our forensic investigators have been on the scene and the investigation is ongoing."

BBC's Andrew Harding reports that neighbors heard an altercation at the house late last night before shots were fired

Police said there have been "previous incidents" of a domestic nature reported at Pistorius' home.



In 2012 he was named one of the world's 100 most influential people by Time Magazine. Pistorius has sponsorship deals with brands including Nike, Oakley and the French fashion designer Thierry Mugler.




 

 

 

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Comment by P.C.B on February 17, 2013 at 9:58am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DYnv9YiG64
Comment by Jay on February 15, 2013 at 2:18pm
Nike gave him a shoe deal?? Smh.
Comment by Thisis50.com_bitch on February 15, 2013 at 10:04am
He doesn't. Have legs don't mean he don't have hands and fingers to pull that trigger shitt, duck around and he gone stop ur life ..thesis50.com
Comment by Duke on February 15, 2013 at 9:15am
what a dumb a**, now you have LOST ALL OF WHAT YOU WORKED HARD FOR, over a chick. She probably was f****** someone else that had legs and he got jealous and shot her.
Comment by Black Bauer on February 15, 2013 at 8:47am
Poor Little Tink Tink gon' change his name to Raped Little Tink Tink!
Comment by Piazza on February 15, 2013 at 6:02am
i gfuess she was sick of his 3rd leg...maybe his 4th and 5th too. jk
Comment by AO on February 15, 2013 at 5:11am
F****** MEDIA !!! i hope he is innocent so that they (the media) can shove their big mouthed faces up their own asses !!!!
Comment by Bundy on February 15, 2013 at 5:01am
Well yall Americans have OJ Simpson...n we have Oscar Pistorius! The muthafuqa bet not come up with a non-fiction sectioned book in 5 years talmbout: "If I could of maybe done it?" GTFOH n kill yourself if he do that s***!
Comment by Bundy on February 15, 2013 at 3:54am
@ 1 THUG LOL!!! Thats the most original tawk I've heard compared to summa my dudes...hahahahaha but yo mayne, I'm from South Africa aka Mzantsi...ppl over here be up in arms, chests knee caps n legs bout this bust a CAPP in fine-a**-huney Tink Tink nyukkah.
Comment by starlux on February 15, 2013 at 3:00am
f*** r.i.p she cheated.let the old times roll if a dog goes mad you must put em down;(to kill a mocking bird)u cant be f***** with n***** mind we see his condition,she probably did it for attention dating him,in life you do get pain what you work 4 good or bad



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