Moment gun-toting bodybuilder is blasted in the head by a police officer leaving him fighting for life after shouting ‘shoot me! shoot me!’ at cops during fierce hotel row in South Africa
- Len Cloete, 54, shot at point blank range by police at holiday lodge in Gauteng
- Police called after bodybuilder argued with staff at the Misty Hills Country Hotel
- Father-of-two can be seen in a video taunting police with a gun in his underwear
The family of a Pretoria man, who was shot in the head by a police officer after he forcefully took a gun from another officer during an altercation, has opened a case of attempted murder against the police on Tuesday.
Len Cloete is in a coma after he was shot when he snatched a gun from another officer during an altercation at Misty Hill Country Hotel in Muldersdrift in the early hours of Saturday.
“The case they have opened currently is attempted murder because he is still alive.”
“Currently, in that incident, there are about four officers that were on scene. The investigation will tell us whether they were right or wrong in their actions, but now it is still early stages of the probe.”
HE HAS BEEN WIDELY CRITICISED ON SOCIAL MEDIA
While Cloete has been widely criticised for his aggressive behaviour in the video, friends of Cloete have described him as a big man with a soft heart.
“My Friend we love you dearly, we are here for you every step of the way, know you’re family is well looked after and safe the way you wanted it. Rest all you can and get well soonest for we still have a lot to concur.
What the people don’t know is Len Cloete is the most purest of souls and would never hurt a fly without reason. He is the greatest example of what a Dad and husband should be, we can all learn from him and will continue learning for many many years. Let’s do this Len,” Breydon Blignaut wrote on Facebook.
It is believed Blignaut and his wife was in the room when the shooting happened. This could not yet be confirmed.