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Dec 2, 2019

Police and Civilians High-Speed Chase End in Shooting

Joseph Myvett

The Police Department has launched criminal and internal investigations into a high speed chase between police and civilians that resulted in a shooting. One of the two men, Jordy Usher, was left with gunshot wounds to the face; the commissioner of says the incident is unfortunate. According to police, on Saturday night around nine-thirty, Usher and another man were on a motorcycle that broke several traffic rules and they were pursued by cops but refused to stop. A second team of cops pursued the two men on the cycle and when they came to a stop – a cop fired a warning shot that injured Usher as he was running away. Police told the media today that the men weren’t found with anything incriminating on their person. Here’s a full report from ACP Joseph Myvett about the matter.

 

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crime Investigation Branch

“While San Ignacio police were on motorcycle patrol in Santa Elena Town, they observed a motorcycle east bound with two riders. At that point in time, the motorcycle didn’t have any license plate; the riders didn’t have any helmets and neither did the cycle have any headlamp nor rear light at that point which caused the police then to pursue those persons on the cycle. However, they didn’t stop and the police were unable to catch up with them. Another police team which was in Esperanza village saw those persons coming on the motorcycle and signaled for them to stop, which they refused. As a result, the police officers in the police vehicle turned around pursued the cycle into Georgeville Village where the cycle crashed into a drain and the rider or driver of the cycle then jumped off and made good his escaped while the passenger remained trapped under the cycle. As a result, one of those officers pursued the person who was running and in the process he fired a warning shot. As a result, the person was later caught up with and was found to be twenty-five-year-old of Jordy Usher. He was found with injury to the right cheek. He was taken to the San Ignacio Community Hospital and later to the Western Regional Hospital. An internal investigation has been launched into this matter, while police are trying to determine what exactly happened. The injuries were examined and later found that there may have been fragments of bullet in his jaw.”

 

Reporter

“Sir, is it the norm that warning shot hit the victims?”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head

“I wouldn’t say it is the norm based on the fact that we are still trying to determine what exactly happened. At times there have been where warning shots are fired into the ground and they ricocheted injuring the victim. We have had had, I believe, two known cases of that. So, at this point in time we have still not been able to determine whether or not that was exactly what happened.”

 

Reporter

“But generally speaking, a warning shot is intended to cause the person to stop?”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“Yes.”

 

Reporter

“So, ordinarily you wouldn’t fire it to injure the person just to…?”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“Right, that is the case.”


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