A Corporal of Police is assisting with the investigation of a shooting incident which left one man dead in Grandbay on Sunday 24, January 2016.
It is reported that Craig Thomas, of Highland in Grandbay, was shot while attacking the police officer.
According to reports from Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Sergeant Pellam Jno Baptiste, Thomas sustained a gun shot wound to his left upper thigh about 11:15 am during the incident.
“It is alleged that Craig Thomas trespassed on the private property of a serving member of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force who resides in Grandbay and began damaging a motor vehicle owned by the Police officer,” Jno Baptiste said. “The police officer came out of his house armed with his firearm and was attacked by Thomas who was armed with a knife.”
He explained further that Thomas was transported to the Grandbay Health Centre where he was attended to, but later succumbed to his injury.
He was officially pronounced dead by a medical doctor.
A post-mortem will be convened.
Jno Baptiste said the investigation into th matter is being done by a police officer holding the office of Assistant Superintendent.