Police involved shooting – firearm recovered


Police are investigating a shooting incident Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 which resulted in an adult male being shot and a firearm recovered. According to reports, shortly after 5:00am police officers responded to reports of two armed robberies which occurred at Hospital Lane, Baillou Hill Road and Rodgers Corner.

As the officers were investigating the robberies, they observed a male fitting the description of the suspect and perused him. The man ran onto Lewis Street then across East Street onto the property of a church, where he produced a firearm and pointed it at the officers. The officers being in fear for their lives, discharged their service weapons in the direction of the man, fatally wounding him. No one else was injured during this incident. Officers recovered an illegal firearm and suspected stolen property from the deceased suspect. Her Majesty’s Coroner visited this scene and will continue Investigations into this matter.

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