The Police Sergeant who was shot to his head by his own cousin during a confrontation at a hangout spot in Linden, remains on life support, although showing a few signs of improvement.
The Police Officer, Jermaine Semple, remains a patient in the Intensive Care Unit of the Linden Hospital. While he remains unconscious and on life support, officials at the hospital have indicated that he has been moving his hands and has also been responding to pain.
His condition is being closely monitored.
Today, Home Affairs Minister Robeson Benn and the Police Commander in the area visited the the Policeman in the ICU.
The injured man’s cousin remains in Police custody over the shooting incident. The 27-year-old contractor who was granted a gun license just two years ago, could face attempted murder charges within the coming days.
If the Policeman fails to survive, the charges could be upgraded.
The incident has left the Linden community in disbelief and a family divided.
The policeman was off-duty at the time of the incident and was reportedly involved in a row with his brother, when the cousin got involved and eventually whipped out his firearm, shooting the Policeman to the head as the confrontation became physical.
The Policeman was picked up at the scene and rushed to the Linden Hospital by persons who were nearby. Family members are hoping for a miracle and his recovery.
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