A post-mortem examination conducted on the bodies of the Police Detective and the Fisherman who were both shot by Police Officers during an arrest gone wrong, has found that both men were shot multiple times.
According to a Police statement, a post-mortem examination revealed that Police Detective, Corporal Dwayne McPherson was shot twice. Both shots entered the left side of his neck with no exit points.
The Medical Examiner listed his cause of death as shock and hemorrhage as a result of the gunshot wounds.
The fisherman’s body, according to the post-mortem examination, contained three gunshot wounds. He was shot to the left side of his body just below his armpit, another shot to the lower left side of his body and the third gunshot wound was discovered just below his left shoulder blade. There were also no exit wounds found on his body.
The cause of death for fisherman Kishan Budburgh was also listed as shock and hemorrhage due to multiple gunshot wounds.
The two Police Officers who opened fire, killing the two men remain in custody under close arrest. The Police Force’s Office of Professional Responsibility is leading the investigations.
Early on Sunday morning, Police investigators were called to the home of the fisherman Kishan Budburgh after a domestic violence report was received.
During the arrest of the fisherman who was reportedly awakened from his sleep, there was a scuffle between him and the arresting officer. It was during the scuffle, that it is reported the other two officer opened fire, hitting both their colleague and the fisherman.
The incident took place just after midnight.
Police Commissioner Clifton Hicken traveled to the Mahaicony area on Sunday where he met the relatives of both men and promised a thorough and comprehensive investigation.
He said the Police Force will be very transparent with its probe of the shooting incident.
The investigations are ongoing.
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