#Bridgetown shootout leads to fatality: 27 year old male gone as #Barbados #Police seize 1,000 lbs of #Marijuana
An armed conflict where members of the Royal Barbados Police Force responded in kind just after 11.00 pm on Tuesday April 04, 2012, at Cheapside, Bridgetown, left a man dead as a result. Jamar Andre Maynard, 27 years of Denton Road, Grazettes, St. Michael is now dead from the incident in question.
Two detective Constables were on foot patrol in the City when they encountered two men. During this encounter it is alleged that one of the suspects drew a firearm and was shot by one of the policemen who feared for his safety. The deceased received a gunshot wound to his left arm.
The alleged perpetrator was taken to the QEH by ambulance where he underwent surgery.
Meanwhile, an early hour operation was conducted on Wednesday 04 April 2012, about 1.15 am by the Police Drug Squad, and assisted by the Barbados Coast Guard and an element of the RSS, 12 miles at sea off Carlisle Bay, St. Michael, where 1,000 lbs of cannabis concealed in 20 polythene bags and one taped package were seized along with one boat.
Two Barbadian male nationals were taken into custody; one is an ex-member of the Barbados Coastguard. Interviews with relevant personnel remain active up to issuing of this report.
- David Welch | Insp.
Pub. Rel’s. Officer of the RBPF