Man dead in Grandbay shooting incident; police officer assisting in investigation

shootingA 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.

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120 Comments

  1. TeteMorne I From...
    February 3, 2016

    Well, I own a firearm , and, IF ANYONE comes to MY HOUSE and lunges at me with a knife— let’s say he will be found with his face smashed to smithereens.

  2. dgeorge
    January 27, 2016

    Francisco
    you behave like such an A– H—
    why don’t you comment like someone who has truthfully embraced the opportunity gifted to you out of Dominica, in becoming a better person ?
    JUST A QUESTION

  3. blue bird
    January 26, 2016

    There are two sides to every story …. dead man tell no tale but this is how it goes down in Dominica we all know that …welcome to the land of No JUSTICE. plus tard plus twist

  4. Caretaker
    January 26, 2016

    Calm down you lot. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Dominica is beautiful and you cannot take it away from him. The dead man find himself at the wrong place at the wrong time. Why? 78 ,87,and 93 year old helpless ladies got attack, and if they could defend themselves you all would be making the same comments. Respect for one another that includes property also.

  5. Estate of Mind
    January 26, 2016

    I am not buy that story from the officer at all. Wake up Dominicans wake up, I do hope the detectives and forensic do some proper investigation.

  6. peeping
    January 26, 2016

    Its time that people stop thinking that they can tresspass on other peoples property,damage their property and still attemnpt to kill them or thei families for no reason and escape.

    This is nonsense. My only concern is was this man insane or normal to have attacked the police. If he was normal then let him TAKE what he got. The court should allow the police officer to go free and do his work as normal. Transfer him to somewhere else or have him work at headquarters for his own security.

    Mr Carbon DO NOT allow people to do the police what they want or dictate to you how you do your work Sir. When the police are wrong they are wrong but when they have to stand up to defend themselves let then stand sir and give them your full support

  7. peeping
    January 26, 2016

    Its time that people think that they can tresspass on other peoples property,damage their property and still attemnpt to kill them or thei families for no reason. This is nonsense. My only concern is was this man insane or normal to have attacked the police. If he was normal then let him TAKE what he got. The court should allow the police officer to go free and do his work as normal. Transfer him to somewhere else or have him work at headquarters for his own security. Mr Carbon DO NOT allow people to do the police what they want or dictate to you how you do your work Sir. When the police are wrong they are wrong but when they have to stand up to defend themselves let then stand sir and give them your full support

  8. El chapo
    January 26, 2016

    What you bringing knife on the man property for? Should have gave you some face shots instead :twisted:

    • Trixx
      January 26, 2016

      You deserve face shots just for ir saying that ignorant fool

      • El chapo
        January 26, 2016

        I’m not stepping on nobody property tho, if you’re the one that gave him the advice look where he ended up :lol:

  9. Too Hard Too Long
    January 26, 2016

    If this story is true – and officer, I am giving you the benefit of the doubt – The officer did what most of us are prepared to do if faced with the same predicament – we will defend our property and our selves and our loved ones. The criminals and the paroes, the madmen, all of them are getting very forward and seem to think that they have a right to take whatever they want and do whatever they want and violate whoever, whatever, where ever. Well, no – it doesn’t work so. We have to stand our ground.

    Thank you officer, for showing them what can happen when we, the victims of crime, stand our ground.

  10. Me
    January 26, 2016

    There were two ‘crazzies’ (one male, one female) running wild in Portsmouth on Sunday The man kept picking up bottles and threatening people. There were quite a few police officers around, but not one of them tried to stop either of those persons. Thankfully, they did not get into a physical confrontation. The way they were behaving, we could have easily been reading a different story today.

    We need to take better care of our mentally challenged.

  11. KID ON THE BLOCK
    January 26, 2016

    It’s just a matter of time for those who think THEY BAD. No business place sells BAD where some people can buy and others can’t. First chance is the KEY!

  12. They vex
    January 26, 2016

    If it were an ordinary person first thing all u would say ” d police station so close to his house” he could call after d man was killed didn’t call while he saw him big bright sunny day in his yard. Some of us too negative. Yes police officers r beyond the law. All u Dominicans not good…just wait when all u get mixed up when it’s a family member. D same one’s saying Craig was wrong yes wrong for trespassing but we all have kids don’t know how they will turn out. Police officer or mentally challenged

  13. Pohsman
    January 26, 2016

    ….the return bounce…… :twisted: 8-O :( :-x

  14. Looking in
    January 25, 2016

    So if a Police come on my private property causing damage and I shoot and kill him with my licenced fire arm, I wonder how I would be treated. Not very nice for sure. I would be taken to the dark room and be made an example out of. But again,,,that’s the story of the goose and the gander.

  15. Looking in
    January 25, 2016

    HHMMM..Dead men tell no tales.

    A man’s life compare to a motor vehicle……I wonder which is more important.
    By the way, where did the Police PRO get his story from? From the same police or an eye witness?

    Well as I said earlier, Dead men tell no tales.

  16. Crab and Manicou Hunter
    January 25, 2016

    If you attack people at their home, you might pay the price. It’s sad if he was mentally ill however, law abiding citizens have rights too.

  17. familiar story?
    January 25, 2016

    If something like this happened in the USA where I live, Pellam would not come with this 2×4 story. First thing that would happen is, 1. The officer in question would be suspended forth with. 2. Not Pellam, but the commissioner would have a press conference to brief the press and answer questions. 3. The name of the investigating officer would be revealed and he too would face the press.

    Pellam’s report has already compromised the nature of the crime and the investigation, and I would have to add my name to the list of fools, to believe this story. Pellam has already painted a very biased picture of his personal investigation and I do not expect anything to change as long as the lone shooter is the one assisting the police.

    For the sake of justice, the name of the officer should be revealed by now since it is not an alleged story as Pellam stated. How could it be alleged when pellam tells us everything the officer did? Also, we need to know the name of the investigating…

    • Dominican to the Bone
      January 26, 2016

      That’s the point Familiar story, We are not in America

    • Silver Grass
      January 27, 2016

      True, true dat. You are right. We here in DA are in a mess when comes to law and the way in which police, magistrates, politicians and every law enforcement personnel handle their jobs. A complete mess which cannot be understood.

    • Heartfelt
      January 27, 2016

      America would have done everything right in investigating this case… and yet police officers are shooting people like dogs on the streets everyday. Smh. America has the most twisted judicial system.

  18. January 25, 2016

    should i throw away my gun to use my hand in that case as an officer ?, the officer had no intention to kill it is rather unfortunate that the young man died from the bullet . he did wrong and satan can’t correct sin.

  19. January 25, 2016

    Grandbay again look like de slave ship dump all the stupid slave in grandbay sorry about dat

    • jahgirl
      January 26, 2016

      @lougawo, Are you a retarded or tehbeh? Everybody trying to make some sense out of something and here you come with your gibberish. Grand Bay people don’t care about you. You want attention, go make some noise in your mother’s kitchen. Maybe she will hear you; bucked teeth!

    • Peace
      January 27, 2016

      Shut you mouth Manecou, sacra sot…Do you know how many intelligent and successful people that is in Grand Bay…i pity you…You need to do your Home Work HATER!

  20. familiar story?
    January 25, 2016

    I am not a politician and I will not put any political spin here. I do not know the political affiliation of the police officer that is now assisting the police with investigation. One thing, I realize some bloggers that support UWP are siding the police today, and that has me confused.

    I voted UWP but I am nobody’s ite. I stand for justice and justice is not based on who does it. First of all, the story of Pellam does not add up. I don’t understand why a person, even if he is mad would go trespass the property of a known officer, begin to attack his car in broad day while the officer was in the house; saw the officer come outside with his gun, and for the diseased, knowing all he has is a knife, yet began to attack the officer with his knife. No add up sorry?

    Why did he chose to go after the officer? Was the officer owing him? Did he work for the officer? was he treated unfairly by the officer? Were they in an argument that turned soar? There is more to the story.

  21. Dominican to the Bone
    January 25, 2016

    I hope when you all find out who this Police Officer is, you will stick to your negative comments. Is it first time that a man is shot on private property? No. The mere fact the property was a Police Officer’s, then he should agree that the guy damage his vehicle then stand there for him to cut him with a knife? Please people!!!! A police officer is a human being and has a right to react.

  22. Numan
    January 25, 2016

    Dominicans need to take it easy. I am not a police officer but witnessed a guy charge a Police officer with a cutlass in Summer 2014. The officer tried to defend himself and shot at the guy at point blank range three times. He sustained only a minor graze to his elbow. He was making noise that he was not going back to jail. The guy was caught and spent less than 2 years in jail. He was recently arrested for brutally attacking someone else in a bar in the last few weeks.

    Now tell me if the officer had kill him, while defending himself would he have been able to attack somebody else brutally with a cutlass? IMO if you are committing a crime and have any weapon on you, that is attempted murder straight. You are asking to be put down plain & simple.

    As for the health system, the story did not report how long it took for him to be transported to the health facility. Additionally it did not mention if he got any assistance when shot at the scene. All these are critical to know why he…

  23. Unknown
    January 25, 2016
  24. Passing Cloud
    January 25, 2016

    “Hey, diddle, diddle, The cat and the fiddle, The cow jumped over the moon;
    The little dog laughed To see such sport,
    And the dish ran away with the spoon 1 2, 3”

    Most of us believed that riddle as kids right? But as 21st century adults , do we still believe it? A big No, right?

    What if someone told you he had a total of five apples, gave ten from the five he had away, and is left with 12; would you believe that? Only a fool would right?

    But is there any difference between those two stories and the one of Pellam Johnbaptist? To me they all make no sense and does not add up. Pellam., you story doesn’t add up at all bro

  25. sam baker
    January 25, 2016

    Never go to a gun fight with a knife.

  26. Caretaker
    January 25, 2016

    LET US WORK IT TOGETHER YES! he trespass, with intent,,armed with a dangerous weapon namely a knife. Use the famous letter “w” to come to your own conclusion. Surely, he did not come to say good morning and have a nice day.

  27. Passing Cloud
    January 25, 2016

    Good job of reporting Pellam! For that soon you will be promoted to Assistant Commissioner and the Corporal that is assisting the police with the investigation will be promoted to Commissioner. Carbon better come up with a false story if he wants to keep his job. That’s the norm, that’s the standard in Dominica these days. One thing, I wonder if the story would be the same if Craig were the son of Skerrit, the commissioner or Pellam’s.

  28. Shameless
    January 25, 2016

    I am not a big fan of the police force due to incompetence, poor management and political machinations. I still will NEVER forgive them for “allegedly killing Etienne in the Portsmouth cell and opening fire on poor farmers in Salisbury who were protesting for what is still due to them :cry: :cry: :cry:

    Having said that, I will say kudos to the officer for sending the assailant to his rightful place IF the explanation thus far is correct. You cannot go into the yard of a police officer (or anybody for that matter), damage his property and even have the gall to attack him with a knife when he came out. Oh no no no no! The only thing I blame the officer for is being too nice by shooting the assailant in his thigh instead of his head or upper torso :twisted: . Carbon need to suspend him for 1 month without pay for not shooting on target.

    Job well done officer, now and thanks for your service!

    Assertive, NEVER Aggressive! :twisted:

    • fathet
      January 25, 2016

      If it were your son or brother or father or uncle I wonder if you would share the same sentiments. Hope that story is true

      • Face the Facts
        January 25, 2016

        If you are a law-abiding, honest, fair person who respects and upholds the Law, this is not what you would have stated.
        Right is right and wrong is wrong. You read the article. No need for me to elaborate on it and explain it to you. The dead man was wrong, wrong, wrong. It looks like he was looking for trouble and for his death. This is a wrong way to die, causing trouble.
        Now that he is dead, I can only hope one thing. It is that, I hope God forgive him of all his sins that one day he will enter Heaven, be it at the end of the world, on Judgment Day. Those who are of the Catholic Faith as me will know what I mean by the latter sentence.

      • Dominican
        January 26, 2016

        If the policeman was your son or brother ?

    • Passing Cloud
      January 25, 2016

      @shameless, you should be ashamed of yourself to believe that well put together story of pellam, especially with all what you said in your first paragraph, which is not even half of their episodes. Wasn’t the then Commissioner himself the investigator of the GON Emmanuel fire bombing? You remember some of the statements he made? Keep being fooled because Dominica is a Fools paradise.

    • buju
      January 25, 2016

      Labour power!!!

    • Shaka Zulu
      January 26, 2016

      Head shows intent to kill. Police not in war. Shooting in thigh clearly shows police did not intend to kill provided that the story here is true. If its justified then so be it.

  29. same old same old
    January 25, 2016

    Who is helping with the investigation? A police officer?
    Jno Baptiste said the investigation into th matter is being done by a police officer holding the office of Assistant Superintendent? Really pellam? Why is he anonymous? Can people trust any senior or none senior member of the Skerrit police force to conduct any fair investigation? Here is why we can’t trust you guys: The commissioner was hand picked exclusively to protect the interest of Skerrit. So Skerrit has to protect him too. The assistant must protect Skerrit Skerrit because that’s the only way he gets promoted. The PRO is there to protect Skerrit and his interests. Blackmoore’s job is to protect Skerrit; the president’s job is to protect Skerrit and must officers know they are their to protect Skerrit. So Skerrit is bound to protect them through Cabon because they know if they don’t protect their friends the ballon will burst. Like in the attempted murder of GON Mano, the Portsmouth killing, expect more of d same

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      January 25, 2016

      Boss is Skerrit the subject matter? Did Skerrit shoot the man in question? Why is Skerrit your main focus?

      • same old same old
        January 25, 2016

        @kid on the block, simply because he has set the standard. No doctor can help a sick patient without dealing with the cause of the problem. All the crimes that are taking place in Dominica today is as a result of the lies and corruption of Skerrit. Though Skerrit might not be the subject matter, he is the cause of the fall because the system is one built to protect Skerrit and as a result, criminals feel and know Skerrit will protect them, when and if they are at fault. As for the police, they know Skerrit / Carbon will never go all out to conduct a fair investigation, to ensure the rule of law prevails. Furthermore, he doesn’t want the police to open a can of worms cause he knows it will smell

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      January 25, 2016

      There is nothing wrong in saying a police officer is helping the police in their investigation. That is a legal term; anytime someone murder, or commit any crime as long as the police are talking to the suspect, or one who reported a crime can be termed as someone assisting the police with their investigation!

      The shooter in this case just happened to be a police officer, therefore any evidence he gives is construed for the moment as assisting the police. Now if it gets to a point where the police has grounds to arrest him for murder, or manslaughter, they have to immediately read him his rights, ending by saying you have the right to remain silent, otherwise anything you say can be used against you in a court of law.

      So, to the little went sick half dead yellow belly rat, who contends I goggle counter me on what I said, go and goggle and come again, you damn idiot, everybody is not on the same level, you are beneath me, just read me and shut up; my computer did not make me…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        January 25, 2016

        My computer, or a smart phone, nor a tablet did not make me smart; I was born smart, and that gave me the drive to pursue my academics: because I write on DNO does not mean I am at your shallow level!

    • Face the Facts
      January 25, 2016

      You read the fact, of what occurred. So what is your problem? Why mention the PM’s name? Where does he fit in, into this?
      Can you never comment without mentioning the PM’s name? Why bring his name into this?

    • smh
      January 26, 2016

      But where skerrit coming in nuh in that

  30. forreal
    January 25, 2016

    was he shot in the thigh or lower abdomen?the thigh would mean he bleed to death right?anyway he had to be a lunatic to trespass in anybody’s yard and start destroying their property,well unless you are a real badman,and even that still is a death wish,because a cool baton lapawez can take you out,RIP buddy,it done happen,only god can judge

  31. gwan grandbay
    January 25, 2016

    smh………………….. the guy was mentally challenged. Only Jah knows how much it hurts when i hear Grand Bay again.

    • Dominican
      January 26, 2016

      Mentally challenged does not mean the victim cannot defend himself

  32. January 25, 2016

    is this the true story or a cover story ?

    • Rescue 911
      January 26, 2016

      Ok.just stick to “he trespass”and he’s already wrong.take what you get.disrespectful

  33. LEGAL TEAM
    January 25, 2016

    The parliament must introduce [“Stand your ground laws in Dominica”]. The should read, “Any person or persons who enter on or upon the property of another with the intention of causing property damage and,or injury to any person inside or outside that property must be shot by the occupier of the property”].
    In my estimation the citizen,who just happen to be a police officer was defending his property;therefore,the officer had the legal and lawful right under the Constitution to defend himself and his property.Dominican, [Don’t support lawlessness in Dominica]

    • indira Ghandi
      January 25, 2016

      I am sorry that he died but it is time Dominicans learn to respect people’s property and privacy
      Let Castle Bruce people learn from that. All you remember when Greg had climb up those people steps and cut their door. If that was me he would have been a dead man.
      He gad almost kill the pregnant woman in her house.
      `
      Respect peoples property and privacy.

    • Face the Facts
      January 25, 2016

      Everyone should note that the officer did not shoot him on his head and chest. He did not shoot to kill him. He shot at his thigh.

    • Music Producer
      January 26, 2016

      “…must be shot by the occupier of the property”].” How many people in Dominica own guns? Must? You are insane to imply that. How about “could” be shot. The occupier? where are you from…What if the “occupier” at the time is a 12 year old, then what?

  34. Maxam
    January 25, 2016

    Police officers do have rights you know.

  35. Lead singer
    January 25, 2016

    Dominima has become a bloody nation and the sad thing is, people have no one they could trust to turn to. People cannot turn to the police like we use to……The police job is to cover Skerrit, and in return he will cover them too. In fact it’s a country bent on evil because that’s how officers are promoted. So people can no longer turn to the police, the government, the chuch, the community because every single institution is corrupted. Police investigating police in Dominica today? That to me is like a snaked and a Rat tory

    • Face the Facts
      January 25, 2016

      What type of comment is that? The trespasser was evil. He was out for trouble and even attacked the police property and tried to attack him with his weapon.
      So just what foolishness have you stated? Your comment does not refer to and fit in with the topic of this article. It is out of place.

    • Rescue 911
      January 26, 2016

      All you too mashastay.

  36. January 25, 2016

    All zandoli knows on which gate they are resting ..

  37. ATKINSON
    January 25, 2016

    EXCELLENT JOB, and tactics by this officer, who should be promoted for his bravery, we need more police officer like him. This officer deserve a commendation. One less lawless, criminal fool we have to worry about

  38. dominicam to the bone
    January 25, 2016

    That story looking like it was well fix up. So we all know police free. Man die. And you know police will cover up for police. That why it need an independent body investigating matters involving police. Police cannot investigate police.

  39. bubbleboyrismality
    January 25, 2016

    Taking a life is not a joke as it seem. I’m glad I’m not the killer/shooter. Later in life the killer may be tormented by his inward thoughts. I like to warn people and follow peace. I’ve had bad things happen to me by others – Had I not been the person that I am; I would have killed a few people. But I let a lot of things slide. I’m at peace with myself. Also, when I leave my persecutors alone, I usually find out later they found themselves in more trouble. Thus, my hands remain clean. Anybody could be bad. Badness is not something some can afford and others can’t. However, some people prefer to maintain peace.

    • Face the Facts
      January 25, 2016

      The police did not kill him. The man died from his wound.

  40. %
    January 25, 2016

    It’s not the kind of news that I would like to hear, but it’s alleged that he was armed with a knife, on the officers private property,damaging his vehicle….I guess many people with a licensed gun would discharge a bullet or two…

  41. Sunshine
    January 25, 2016

    Was this guy really mentally challenged? If that is the case something must be done with these people being free to roam the streets and cause injury to others. Many a times “mad people” stop you on the street and you’re left to defend yourself so much for if its on your own property.

    • Face the Facts
      January 25, 2016

      It is a world, not only in Dominica, it is said there are more crazy/mad people out than there are inside, incarcerated.

    • They vex
      January 26, 2016

      Yes he really was and it’s been a while..young man with no parents… :(

  42. smh
    January 25, 2016

    Officer you deserve a meddle of honor this year for a job well done. Mental or not respect people private homes. Who want people to kill them while at home that this them.

    • Face the Facts
      January 25, 2016

      I suppose you meant “medal?” :)

  43. The truth
    January 25, 2016

    Amen Rescue 911. Some people think they can do you anything and you stand put. No matter who you are , people need to respect others and their property . Keep you badness for yourself.Its a wake up call for those who are waiting for carnival.

    • Face the Facts
      January 25, 2016

      People have a right to protect and defend themselves especially on their property.

    • Rescue 911
      January 26, 2016

      He had bad intention to go in the man yard to destroy the man property and still arm with a knife expecting the police officer to just come out to warn him .hmmmm…..well he got a deadly surprise

  44. uk Dominican
    January 25, 2016

    a gun is for ones protection not to kill another especially when the other was only carrying a knife life is just too cheap in Dominica.

    • Face the Facts
      January 25, 2016

      You reside in the UK. There are enough of that occurring in the UK. I would think you know better.
      Did you not read the article that he came at the police, on his property with a knife? You expected the police to say to him, you are doing well, stab me with the knife you have in your hand.

    • Rescue 911
      January 26, 2016

      You’re unbelievable.I
      :oops:

    • Dominican queen
      January 26, 2016

      A knife is deadlier than a gun at close proximity the time it takes u to unholster the weapon and click off the saftey then aim and pull the trigger the knife already in ur chest. The officer wud be well stupid to get stab up in his own yard

  45. bubbleboyrismality
    January 25, 2016

    While they are still investigating this killing, another one is on the way. Way to go Gunminica.

  46. bubbleboyrismality
    January 25, 2016

    So, he killed himself with the knife? No gunshots?

  47. Estate of Mind
    January 25, 2016

    Something is wrong with the police story

    • Face the Facts
      January 25, 2016

      Wrong? What else do you expect to read and hear?

  48. Jane Doe
    January 25, 2016

    “The police officer came out of his house armed with his firearm and was attacked by Thomas who was armed with a knife.”

  49. Big Heart
    January 25, 2016

    Got shoot in his upper thigh and died later.. … Just sad!! Condolences to his family. South City…….Prayers

  50. justice
    January 25, 2016

    Have to say I feel sorry for him but he was not fully mentally stable an thats not the 1st time his done those things if only he would listen to me when growing up all now he would be alive all I could do as his cousin was talk to him but everyone chooses his own path of life

    • January 25, 2016

      You said he was not fully mentally stable,when someone is not mentally stable they do the wrong things ,in other words they might not know the wrong from the right,,so why do you think that if he was obeying you he would be alive? do you think that someone who is mentally challenged knows what it is to obey or not,,,i guess i missed the point or maybe you are getting mixed up>

      • Somebody who knows better
        January 25, 2016

        So I your point is allow. Mentally ill persons do as they would like so you rather hear police officer found stabed to death at his own home . get real mentally ill or not gives you no right to attack someone .

    • Face the Facts
      January 25, 2016

      Some people are like that. They do not listen to good advice. He paid for his hardheadedness.

  51. Mark
    January 25, 2016

    Keep your badness on the road NOT in my yard!

  52. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    January 25, 2016

    “Thomas sustained a bullet wound to his left upper thigh about 11:15 am during the incident.”

    I have a problem with that statement above: The thigh is the portion of the leg above the knee; the femur. I do not see why someone getting shot in that part of the body should cause their death, unless he was allowed to bleed to death!

    And for that to happen the bullet would have severed (cut through) the femoral artery; in any event if that is the case, some real doctor could have stop the bleeding; so here again I suspect he may lost his life due to the incompetence of some quack!

    Something is fishy about this, how much damage can one do to a motor vehicle with a knife beside cutting some lines into the paint, which we term keying in America; that is when somebody park to close to you and one can’t get into their vehicle, they get angry, and use their key to cut a long line into the offenders car.

    • grand bay resident
      January 25, 2016

      What about that u did not understand. Stupes, he died because it did damage the artery.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        January 25, 2016

        You see how dumb, and stupid you are? There is no place in the commentary DNO or anyone identified the cause of his death. I am the one who suggest the bullet may have severed his Femoral Artery, hence he bleed to death. If you want to run with what I said fell free to do so; at least you can say you learnt something me, otherwise shut up!

        Okay, since you know so much, write your name so that you can be identified as an idiot if you answer the following question. I could have said his femoral vein, or his great saphenous vein, or popliteal vein, since you are so smart, explain to me an idiot; how those are related to each other and the femoral artery, and to what major organ of the body they are associated with, show me your smarts, unless you can do that take a hike, and just shut up: just shut up!

    • Dominican
      January 25, 2016

      sh… alone you can talk. I really thought that Francisco the google king would know more about the injury

    • January 25, 2016

      This artery is the largest in the human body ,you do not have to cut someone through to cause their death.As long as this big vein above the knee is cut the best thing to do is tie ABOVE the cut or injury and do a “garot”
      when you do a garot ,you tie first ,then push a stick underneath ,then hold the stick by both ends and turn as most as you can to stop the bleeding,,,none the less why should a police use a gun on a man with a knife,where did he get his training from?this police had one goal and he reached his goal,but he must remember that the sea shore is not far for any one..

    • Somebody who knows better
      January 25, 2016

      that happened because no medical personnel was at the health center when he was brought there before we jump to our own foolish assumptions please note

    • A real dominican
      January 25, 2016

      Best you hush up because you see that likkle phrase “in America”, se pasa america.Trespass is trespass. Young men these days too disrespectful of people and their property but you would not know since you are in “america”.

    • Rescue 911
      January 26, 2016

      Lol.boy where you get that…when somebody pack to close to you from? It’s obvious you don’t live in the U.S.

  53. Blood money
    January 25, 2016

    These days is police assisting police in shooting investigation in Labor potato garden. First it was in Portsmouth killing and now is in Grandbay. This follows the mysterious death of Late PM Rosie, of Portsmouth and then late PM Pierro, of Grandbay. I wonder where next, and who next these police will assist police to investigate

    • January 25, 2016

      We all know where next since we wondering why the police snippers have to be in our yard in Salsbury, what they looking for in Salisbury all of a sudden we are being terrorize by Skerrit Police Force, people need to talk so that the outside eorld know what taking place in Dominica by the police in Dominica, what the police is saying just don’t add up, you went outside armed with your gun to kill the guy, this dominica police force need a complete make over from the head down to the toes, why didn’t the police call his colleagues in the grand bay station for assistance, he handle the situation by himself, the guy is dead it’s his words against the dead guy, there’s two side to a story and the police story is very fishy, personal what the police is saying lacking substance period

  54. derp
    January 25, 2016

    good job, and I shall be doing the same with my licensed firearm, anytime someone trespasses my property and I feel threatened/in danger

  55. Hmmm
    January 25, 2016

    The absolute first thing that comes to mind is this, was this police officer on duty, secondly if he was not, does the police regulations allow you to carry issued firearm home with you after duty?

    There are many more concerns that I have but this is what I am thinking right now

    • real possie
      January 25, 2016

      A police is a police. How would you like if someone is trying to kill you and that police officer was off duty? Should he not shoot or try stopping the killer because he is off duty? Am sure you would be begging for him to help you. We come on here and try to be politically correct.

    • guest of honor
      January 25, 2016

      have you heard of personal firearm license.

    • smh
      January 25, 2016

      Can you hear yourself when you typing? Your comment makes no sense idiot. I wont even bother explain why to you.

    • SMH
      January 25, 2016

      what are you getting at, on or off duty. the police is automatically on duty if an offence is committed in his or her view, what is trespassing? what is malicious damage? what is armed with an offensive weapon? and next question is…you the writer can be the holder of a fire arm licence, what makes you think that a police officer cannot be the same. ponder on this…

    • Informed
      January 25, 2016

      Hmmm, If not the regulations need to be revised. The police automatically assumed duty when something warrants his intervention to act. He is never detailed “home duty” but when you call him to attend to an incident in the neighbourhood, perhaps a life threatening one too, he is still a police officer and without the necessary tools for the job he is handicapped. I might see a different post from you. It is rather unfortunate that the injury was fatal and my prayers go the the family of the deceased and also to the police officer who may be traumatize and would need support.

    • Oops
      January 25, 2016

      Yes..u r allowed to go home wit ur fire arm depends on d department u r attached to

  56. real possie
    January 25, 2016

    Hey if you know the man is a police and you did what you did well that’s on you my boy. For those that will go after the health system again just remember your main artery runs through your leg to your heart.

    • Dominican
      January 25, 2016

      Tell the retards like Francisco the king of google

  57. Heartfelt
    January 25, 2016

    As the song says, “South City is a bad man place”. But all bad man are made of flesh and blood, like all other men.

  58. Rescue 911
    January 25, 2016

    It had to be really frightening for a police officer to do that and still didn’t shot to kill.we need to respect other people’s property and our police officers

    • Music Producer
      January 25, 2016

      Maybe he did shoot to kill, and missed :mrgreen: The officer had every right to defend himself. The story did not indicate whether or the police dude used his private firearm or GOV issued one…Stop hanging the guy before knowing full details. If I felt threatened on my premises, I have the right to protect my self.

      • Face the Facts
        January 25, 2016

        I would think part of the police training is, if attacked, they are to shoot not to kill, even if it is a thief who is running away. You aim for the legs to make the thief freeze and stop.
        They are to shoot at the legs in order to prevent the perpetrator from running away. I have known this since a child. Either way, when they aim, if fatal, it could be a missed bullet.
        We know, as we read, in this case the police shot his thighs. This was not to kill or meant to kill him. It would have frightened the man and from approaching the police and harming him.

      • Rescue 911
        January 26, 2016

        But I didn’t Say otherwise

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