Police involved in two incidents: a gun find and death of a young man following altercation with police

ZIZ News…Dec. 7, 2010 – The police are following up on a gun find early Monday morning and the death of a young man after an altercation with the police later in the day.

At approximately 6:45 am on Monday, police officers from the Special Services Unit, Anti-Gang Unit, Anti-Narcotics Unit and K-9 Unit conducted and intelligence led search in the Taylors Village area and found one (1) 9 mm Rugar pistol and nine (9) 9mm rounds of ammunition buried outside a fence. The illegal firearm was taken into police custody for further analysis. The find brings the total to forty-two (42) illegal firearm recovered by police for the year. MEANWHILE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING INCIDENT WHICH TOOK PLACE AFTER TWELVE on Monday AFTERNOON at the Corner of West Independence Square Street and Cayon Street.

Police inquiries revealed so far that a member of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force was responding to an altercation between members of two rival gangs where missiles were being thrown and other types of offensive weapons were being used. The police challenged a young adult male who was at the time armed with an offensive weapon and the young male advanced towards the police with the offensive weapon.

As a result the police officer discharged a single round from his service pistol and wounded his attacker.

The young male who attacked the police is 18 years old Akeem Marrishaw of Upper Prickley Pear Alley. Marrishaw was taken to the JNF Hospital by the members of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and underwent emergency medical treatment but soon after succumbed to his injuries. Investigations into both incidents are ongoing.

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