Police Constable, Shanice Fraser, remains in a critical condition at the Georgetown Hospital after a night of surgeries to address the gunshot wounds she sustained at the hands of a colleague she once loved.
Policeman, Clement Cockfield, shot himself dead after shooting his police girlfriend at the West Demerara’s La Grange Police station.
In an official statement, the Guyana Police Force said the two constables shared an “on and off” relationship that recently went sour.
Although the two worked at the same station, they worked in different departments and were assigned different shifts.
According to the Police statement, initial investigations have revealed that Constable Fraser had just completed a tour of duty, while Constable Cockfield reported for the anti-crime patrol duty.
In the process of preparing for that duty, he uplifted a service revolver with six (6) rounds.
Moments after he uplifted the weapon, the two were seen on the stairway of the station, when suddenly, loud explosions were heard.
The Policewoman ran down the stairs, according to the Police statement, and was observed bleeding profusely. As other ranks rushed to her aid, Constable Cockfield continued his pursuit and repeatedly discharged rounds at the woman until she collapsed.
He then turned the gun on himself with the one remaining round, and shot himself to the head. This was done in the full view of colleagues who were rendering assistance to the injured Policewoman. They reportedly attempted to get him not too take his own life, but their pleas were unsuccessful.
The incident left officers traumatized, but they rushed both Constables to the West Demerara Hospital. Constable Cockfield was pronounced dead on arrival, while Doctors were able to stabilize Constable Fraser and transfer her to the Georgetown Hospital, where she underwent several hours of emergency surgery.
She remains unconscious and in a critical condition.
The Guyana Police Force has launched a full investigation into the incident.