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Mar 11, 2015

Police Conduct Sweep of San Pedro Town

An intense sweep of San Pedro Town has resulted in multiple arrests for criminal offenses ranging from drug trafficking and firearm possession to attempted murder.  The crackdown led to the detention of twenty-one-year-old Deshawn Goff, who has since been charged for the Attempted Murder of thirteen-year-old Meredith Escalante.  The minor was shot to the left side of the chest inside her home at the Espat Apartments on February eleventh while preparing for supper.  Goff has additionally been charged with Dangerous Harm and Use of Deadly Means of Harm.  It is widely believed that the intended target of that shooting was Rolando Espat Senior, who resides in an apartment next door.  While no further connection has been established, Espat’s single-room abode came under attack almost two weeks later when gunshots rang out in the early hours of February twenty-fourth.  His wife and two-year-old son were both injured during the incident; the toddler perishing while receiving medical attention at the polyclinic.  To date that case remains open.

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