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Policeman shot

A police officer is being treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) for gunshot wounds to his left shoulder, sustained in an incident at Melrose, St Thomas shortly after midnight last night.

The unnamed detective from the Criminal Investigative Department (CID), along with other officers, were fired upon by an unknown assailant when they responded to a report in the area.  The injured officer was taken by colleagues to the QEH.

There have been no arrests so far.

8 Responses to Policeman shot

  1. Mandy Browne
    Mandy Browne July 9, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Too many guns in this land

  2. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce July 9, 2016 at 9:16 am

    AG should be made to eat his words. BAIL should not be granted for serious crimes committed. Best Wishes & Speedy Recovery to the Policeman.

  3. Alex Alleyne July 9, 2016 at 9:31 am

    looking forward to a swift arrest . this is not a good sign for Barbados or the RBPF.
    Go catch those fool with guns.

  4. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner July 9, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Stupid people running force should be arming all police officers while they are on duty plain and simple stop trying to follow England,ya can’t bring a baton to a gun fight.Hope officer makes a full and speedy recovery.

  5. jrsmith July 9, 2016 at 11:43 am

    The people who is importing the guns into Barbados is just sitting back and smiling at us ..because they are being protected.. we need portable X-ray equipment and lots more cameras at the sea port to look into those containers.. and again we cant trust the custom officers every body is at it they are all corrupt as hell..

    A bajan friend call me from New York just to say the people who are so holylier than thou, they all know what’s going on with drugs and guns in Barbados , look at the big houses where do most of these people work to afford those kind of dollars , they are the ones who need targeting as they do in the US , Canada and the UK..

  6. BoboTheClown July 9, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    It does seem as though the Police in the USA and Barbados have become targets for gun toting thugs. I guess if it is done in the US it is seen by some as the thing to do because to them the Police are the enemy. I think the Police in Barbados have to have the same type of mindset as Police in Jamaica, and the USA in that when a Police is shot or shot at they should be no mercy for the shooter.If shot at,the Police should revert to Gorrilla war fare tactic ,by blowing any such shooter away if cornered.No mercy should be accorded whatsoever.Just shoot or be shot should be the mindset.

    • Donild Trimp July 11, 2016 at 11:50 am

      Bobo, you are a complete nincompoop.

      No sane Barbadian will ever condone the shooting at or the shooting of a policeman just as no sane Barbadian will agree with your Gorilla tactics.

      What happens if the person who shot at the Police is suffering from mental illness?

      Most of the Policemen in Barbados are sane and intelligent individuals who understand the nature of their job is to serve and protect as well as to apprehend those who commit crimes and bring them before the courts, not to “blow away people”.

  7. Alex Alleyne July 10, 2016 at 11:17 am

    @Bobo, 6 spaces turn and fire western style ?.
    The thing about the men in westerns, you cannot play you bad , you have to be bad to live. All who play them bad wind up on boot hill.
    The RBPF need the “fire-power”. I think the Police in the 2 countries you listed do have.


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