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Oct 31, 2016

Minor Who Left Youth Hostel found, Shot by Police

Chester Williams

A criminal and an internal investigation are ongoing at the Eastern Division South of the Police Department after officers shot a minor on Saturday. Around six p.m., police observed a fourteen year old in the area of Curassow Street; he had escaped from youth hostel and was being sought by police. The minor was pursued and in the process he was shot in the foot and is currently at the K.H.M.H. undergoing treatment. ACP Chester Williams explains the unfortunate shooting.

 

Reporter

“Sir was it a situation where he made a threatening action towards the officers, resulting in him being shot?”

 

ACP Chester Williams, Regional Commander, Eastern Division South

“From what the officers are saying yes that is the case, but he Commissioner has directed that internal affairs conduct an internal investigation into the matter and the officers from Crimes Investigation Branch are doing the criminal aspect of the investigation.”

 

Duane Moody

“Sir the minor had a weapon in his hand or something like that? I still don’t understand why police would have to resort to shooting the minor in the foot.”

 

ACP Chester Williams

“Like I said it is a matter that is being investigated. At the end of the investigation, if the officers are found to be in the wrong, then they will be dealt with. But the Commissioner had directed an investigation into the matter.”

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