Paralympian Oscar Pistorius charged with murder South African Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius has reportedly been charged with murder after allegedly shooting dead his model girlfriend at his Pretoria home today. Nike Free Run 3 Dame The 26 year old double amputee reportedly told police he mistook her for an intruder. Replying to a follower, she later added: 'That sounds amazing! Wow that's what it's all about! It should be a day of love for everyone :) may it be blessed!' Billige Nike Free Run South African journalist Kalay Maistry told Sky News: "It is alleged that he thought his girlfriend, who'd come in to try to surprise him for Valentine's Day, was an intruder. It's alleged that he shot her in the arm and head." "I think what this actually highlights is the level of fear ordinary South Africans have. This is a man who has gone to bed, it's an innocent surprise from a girlfriend and the moment he thinks someone is trying to break in he grabs his gun." "This has come as a complete surprise for a man who's considered a national hero,'' Maistry said. The Evening Standard newspaper reported that police had confirmed Pistorius had been charged with murder. He is expected to appear in Pretoria Magistrates Court later today. Nike Free Run 5.0 Dame Tributes to Ms Steenkamp began appearing on Twitter soon after the news broke. mnhdfjgh ''I'm so sorry this had to happen to gkocvbdfjgodfjg6 you! You are a beautiful angel now. You made me smile! Until we meet again'', said another. Billige Nike Sko Pistorius has been dubbed Blade Runner for the blade like prosthetics he wears for his double under knee amputation. He became the first double leg amputee to take part in the Olympics when he entered the men's 400 metre race and was a member of the men's 4 x 400 metre relay team at the 2012 London Games. He won gold at the 2012 Paralympics in the men's 400 metre race in a Paralympics record time of 46.68 seconds and in the 4x100 relay in a world record time of 41.78 seconds. He also won silver in the 200 metre race with a world record time of 21.30 seconds in the semifinal. Pistorius had his legs amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old after he was born with a congenital absence of a fibula in both legs.