Coroner’s Inquest set for November

The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) has announced November 10th as the date for the commencement of a Coroner’s Inquest into the circumstances relating to the death of Grand Mal (Calabash Alley) resident, Bruce Beggs.

Bruce Briggs - shot and killed by police officer

Bruce Briggs – shot and killed by police officer

The bus conductor was allegedly shot in the leg by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Damion Lee at his Williamson home in St. George’s on August 10th shortly after Carnival Celebrations had concluded.

An autopsy conducted on the body revealed that 34-year old Beggs who received a gunshot wound to the upper thigh died as a result of hypovolemic shock.

THE NEW TODAY newspaper was reliably informed that at the time of the fatal shooting, Beggs who was a bus conductor on the Mt. Moritz (Zone 8) route was allegedly attempting to enter Lee’s residence.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Christopher Nelson after reviewing the files submitted to him by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the police force determined that the best course of action is to have a Magistrate and Jury sit in a Coroner’s Inquest to decide if the senior Police Officer is culpable for Briggs’ death.

The evidence will be heard by Chief Magistrate, Her Honour Tamara Gill who is the Coroner for the Southern Magisterial District.

ASP Lee continues to be on active duty at the St. George’s Port.

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