A press release was issued by the police force’s press and public relations officer, Inspector Vaughan Henderson, indicating that the two individuals who were believed to have shot at police during a high-speed chase, have been officially charged with “shooting at two police officers with intent to do them serious harm”.
“On Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th January 2011 at approximately 11:30 am and 10:00 am respectively, police officers at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) visited 21-year-old Xavier Phillip of River Ghaut, Cayon and a juvenile male of Conaree Village at the JNF Hospital – where they are warded under police guard – and formally arrested and charged the two young men on two warrants in the first instance for shooting at two (2) police officers with intent to do them serious harm.
Providing a bit of background information about the incident, the press release informs that, “The two men allegedly shot at the police on Wednesday 19th January 2011 at Canada Industrial Site when police chased the men in relation to the investigations of a stolen motor bike.”
The press release further indicates that the likelihood exists that Phillip, once release from the hospital, would be remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison.
The other arrest about which the police have informed is that of Clive Grant of Laguerite Village.
“On Monday 24th January 2011 at approximately 2:05 pm police officers at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) visited…Clive Grant of Laguerite Village at the JNF Hospital – where he was warded under police guard – and formally arrested and charged him for being found by night having in his possession house breaking implements.”
The incident which led to his arrest took place on Friday, 21st January, 2011, at Greenlands and according to police, following his discharge from the hospital, he was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison.
Both incidents resulted in the alleged perpetrators being shot by police before the situations could have been properly arrested. No officers, however, were injured.
Investigations into both incidents are on going.