The Royal St. Christopher & Nevis Police Force is investigating allegations of a traffic accident between an off duty police officer and a local university student.
During the encounter it is alleged that the local student fled the scene but eventually stopped. It is alleged that the local student then drove off again from the scene even after the officer identified himself.
The officer discharged his service weapon at the fleeing vehicle and a bullet hit the front door of that vehicle. No one was injured.
The officer reported the incident to the Basseterre Police Headquarters. The local student also reported the incident.
An active investigation is presently under way by the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) and the Traffic Division as there are criminal implications based on the reports of both persons.
The officer has been relieved of duty with pay and his firearm confiscated pending the outcome of the investigation.
It is very important to note that the police can be reached at 911 if there are questions about a police officer’s identity. A Police officers in non-classified units must present identification when asked. Never flee the scene of an accident, call 911 immediately.
Individuals involved in the incident are being questioned to the fullest extent and the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force intends to take the most appropriate action.