Paralympian medalist Oscar Pistorius has been charged in the shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (Google Images)

CNN is reporting that celebrated paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius has been arrested for the murder of his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

CNN’s Nkepile Mabuse, Josh Levs and Faith Karimi write:

Steenkamp, 29, and Pistorius, 26, were the only two people in the upscale Pretoria home at the time of the shooting, police spokeswoman Denise Beukes said.

In keeping with South African law, Pistorius will be named officially as the suspect when he appears in court. The first court appearance is scheduled for Friday.

The state will oppose bail, Beukes said.

Pistorius will not appear Thursday because the public prosecutor needs more time to prepare the case, police spokeswoman Katlego Mogale told CNN.

He arrived Thursday at a police station in Pretoria.

The Mail & Guardian is reporting that there were previous reports of domestic violence at the residence. This story is developing.

Read more at CNN or Mail & Guardian.

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