A senior officer within the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) is under investigation following a shooting incident, which left one man dead in the early hours of Wednesday.
Well-placed sources told THE NEW TODAY that the incident occurred around 2.30 a.m in the Williamson Road area in St. George’s.
The person shot and killed has been described as a “Dummy” from Calabash Alley in Grand Mal.
He is known as Bruce and used to conduct on a bus that plighted the Mt. Moritz route.
Persons familiar with “Bruce” describe him as a heavy alcohol user.
According to a source close to the investigation, the senior officer called the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to report the incident and a party was dispatched to the crime scene.
He is said to have told officers that someone was attempting to break down one of the doors to apparently get into the building, which prompted him to fire off a shot in their direction.
The senior police officer has reportedly surrendered his service revolver that was used in the incident to the investigators.
Information reaching this newspaper is that the victim who was shot in the leg died sometime after the incident at the St. George’s General Hospital.
In a release issued by the Community Relations Department (CRD) of the police force on Wednesday, it said, “Police are investigating a shooting incident which occurred on Wednesday 10th August, 2016 approximately 3.00 a.m. at Williamson Road, St. George’s. We will continue to keep the public informed as the investigation unfolds.”
Sources also told THE NEW TODAY that the carnival celebrations were marred by a few violent incidents including the chopping of a man in the Belmont area on Tuesday.
The man has been identified as Lydon Maitland who is now nursing injuries from the wounds at the St. George’s General Hospital.
THE NEW TODAY understands that the victim was accused of robbing the person suspected of inflicting the wounds the night before the incident.
The individual suspected of committing the crime, walked into the Central Police Station on Wednesday morning and is currently detained.
There was also an incident in which a motorist drove a vehicle over a man allegedly lying drunk on the ground in the St. David’s area.
The motorist took the man to hospital for treatment where he subsequently died.