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Oct 10, 2019

Kenrick Reneau is Shot; Police Say Burglary Tools Found Inside Suspicious Vehicle

Just after five this morning a police patrol pursued a vehicle carrying a known criminal figure. That patrol chased the vehicle until it came to a stop when it crashed into a lamp post. The men ran off but police were able to detain the driver and that well-known figure. The man was identified as Kenrick Reneau, who, from our archives searches and police information, is a career criminal. He has been named and detained for several burglaries and home invasions, robberies, shootings and a murder, with a history that dates back to 1999. Back in 2008, he was convicted and sentenced to ten years for a burglary that netted twenty-thousand dollars cash and valuables that happened in 2007.  Police say that this morning Reneau was shot during his run-in with the patrol.  Senior Superintendent Hilberto Romero told the media more about that pursuit.

 

Hilberto Romero

Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero, Deputy Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Police personnel were on the George Price Highway pursuing a black Nissan Murano vehicle. Their chase led to the Linda Vista Street where this vehicle crashed into a lamp post. One person was apprehended near the vehicle and other persons were seen running into some bushes in a swampy area. Police pursued this person into the swampy area and they heard one gun shot. They returned fire and as a result they apprehended two persons in the swamp. One of the persons was identified as Kenrick Reneau and he had gunshot injuries. This matter is under investigation and we will have additional details as the investigation unfolds.”

 

Reporter

“Sir, can you tell us what drew the attention of the police to this vehicle?”

 

Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Well, this was a unit that was in the area and began to pursue this vehicle when they saw suspicious occupants in the vehicle.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Sir, was there a search of the vehicle and did it turn up anything?”

 

Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

Yes, this vehicle was searched and so far we found burglary instruments; steel cutters and other instruments.”

 

Reporter

“So, you are basically saying that it appears that they were equipped to commit a crime?”

 

Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Yes, that is what we have gathered so far.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Is there anything to indicate if they were involved in any recent burglaries?”

 

Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“We will look into that but at this time one was taken to the hospital and others are in police custody.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Sir, so at this time you are still looking for other persons who were there?”

 

Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Yes, the persons ran into that swampy area that contains a lot of bushes and water. So the search continues to see if anyone else is in that area.”


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