Pretoria, South Africa (CNN) — The 29-year-old girlfriend of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius was found fatally shot in his upscale Pretoria home early Thursday, authorities said.
Police charged a 26-year-old man — the same age as Pistorius — with murder in connection with the shooting and said he will appear in a Pretoria magistrate court Thursday afternoon.
But they would not say whether the suspect was Pistorius.
“We can confirm he was taken to a police station but can’t confirm if he is the suspect,” said police spokeswoman Denise Beukes. “You will find out in the afternoon.”
Beukes said there did not appear to be signs of forced entry at the home, and that Pistorius and the victim were the only two people there at the time of the shooting.