Two Barbados police wounded as Commissioner tries to allay fears of Barbadians over recent Crime Wave
Despite the fact there have been concern over the recent thirst for Blackberries and Jewellery, senior law enforcement claim public outcry is unwarranted?
“Our analysis of the most recent incidents is leading our investigations in a particular direction, which I hope to share with the public in due course,” Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin said, noting those killings sparked much public discussion on the acts themselves and the state of crime.
Yet the latest incident is now in a well-to-do area of Barbados not usually known for skirmishes of the Bonnie & Clyde variety – a shooting in Navy Gardens has led to the hospitalisation of one officer while another was only just discharged…
At approximately 11:50 pm last night, 3 CID Officers were on patrol in the Christ Church district when they found two males acting suspiciously, they challenged the pair who subsequently unleashed firearms on the surprised team.
The CID returned fire but the suspects eluded custody, when seeking clarification, the Bajan Reporter asked the source point-blank if there was any reason to suspect if this situation was linked to the case in St George where a repeat foreign visitor lost their life and this Web Magazine was told only that Sr Police are are meeting right now to decide further moves in both cases. These personnel will also deliberate on if a reward will be offered for the closing and subsequent capture of perpetrators on either matter.
In addition, it was also asked if the weapon used in the firefight was either a pistol or shotgun in nature and once more the source would not clarify…
The Bajan Reporter then asked if spent bullets or casings matched each other from the St George murders and/or the Navy Gardens shootout? Again the Online Publication was only informed that forensics are analysing all possible angles. The Bajan Reporter also sought to ascertain if there’s any truth to rumours which indicate recent flights from South America of an inexpensive nature provided a gateway for less than desirable elements of society? Bajan Reporter’s source only indicated that every possible avenue is being vigorously pursued to its fullest extent.
Meanwhile, Sergeant Christine Husbands is one lucky lady. The officer, believed to be in her mid-30’s has been discharged after treatment of several injuries to her left leg. However, Constable Terry Pierre is still recuperating in the Intensive Care Unit after sustaining wounds to his lower body and his right hand. Knowing how the QEH operates, we can only wish the police staff the speediest and safest of recoveries!