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May 31, 2016

Hattieville Couple Shot by Unidentified Gunman As They Slept

Anthony Lewis

Just after eleven on Monday night, shots rang out across from the police station in Hattieville. In the dark of the night, at least one gunman targeted Anthony Lewis and his common-law-wife, Emerita Bartley, as they slept in their room at their house on the George Price Highway. Bartley and Lewis were hit to the feet when a gunman reportedly fired shots from their bedroom window. They were rushed to the K.H.M.H. where they remain in a stable condition. Regional Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police Edward Broaster spoke on the incident.


ACP Edward Broaster, Regional Commander, Rural Eastern Division

“At about eleven-thirty p.m. last night we received information of an incident at mile eight where police officers responded to. Thereafter, there was a shooting at the residence of Anthony Lewis where he was with his common-law, Emerita Bartley. Anthony Lewis received gunshot wounds to the right leg, while Emerita Bartley received gunshot wound to both her left and right ankles. Currently they are at the K.H.M.H. in a stable condition. At this time, we don’t have any suspects; the area is well dark and we are investigating that matter.”


Duane Moody

“Sir we understand that the couple was inside their room, on the bed sleeping, when someone just pushed a gun in through the window and fired shots.”


Edward Broaster

ACP Edward Broaster

“Like I said, that might be accurate. The premise was shot up and they received gunshot wounds to the leg.”


Duane Moody

“Sir talk to us little more about Mister Lewis. We know that he got off a murder charge, I believe, couple years ago. Is it possible that this could have been the cause for this shooting?”


ACP Edward Broaster

“At this time, we do not have any motive for this shooting at this time.”

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