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Thursday 19 October 2017
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Police mum on shooting incident involving female officer

Police are tight-lipped about a shooting incident a week ago at Sandy Hill Extension in Lambeau even though reports are that the persons, allegedly four men, involved in the incident, are armed and remain at large.

Senior Superintendent Joanne Archie told Newsday Tobago on Tuesday that no one has been held in connection with the shooting which involved a woman police officer.

Police reports are that, at around 2pm last week Wednesday, Superintendent Shirley Stanley-Caruth, having completed a transaction at a bank, went to the home of another police officer at Sandy Hill Extension in Lambeau. While Stanley-Caruth was there, a silver Nissan Tiida vehicle approached and a male of African descent exited the vehicle and began firing at her. The officer returned fire at the man who re-entered the vehicle which sped off.

A party of officers assigned to the Tobago Divisional Task Force and the Criminal Investigations Department led by Archie was dispatched to the scene.

Based upon information received, the officers also went to Guadaville Heights, Tank Road, Signal Hill where the vehicle, with the registration number PDH 5313, was recovered and taken to the Scarborough Police Station for further examination.

“The investigation is currently at a very sensitive stage. We are still trying to unearth information with regards to who the actual target was and at the same time trying to ascertain a motive.

“We are still working and we do not want to say too much because we are still following certain leads. We don’t even want to alarm the public especially since the investigation has reached such a delicate stage,” Archie told Newsday Tobago.

Sargeant Alicia Piggott of the Scarborough CID is continuing investigations.

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