Pretoria, South Africa (CNN) — Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend at his South Africa home early Thursday.
Reeva 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.
There did not appear to be signs of forced entry at the home, Beukes said.
She also said there had been “previous incidents” at the home — “allegations of a domestic nature.”