Two in Custody after Police Officer Shot, Injured

Police Press Release
Basseterre, St. Kitts, December 25, 2018 (RSCNPF): A Police Officer is currently warded at the Alexandra Hospital in Nevis in a stable condition after he was shot and injured early Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred at about 2:30 a.m. on December 25 in the Hamilton area. Preliminary investigations have revealed that Corporal Cleon Michael, who was off-duty at the time, was accompanying a businessman to his home. The Officer was preparing to leave when he observed that the businessman, who was about to enter his home, was being held up at gun point by two unknown assailants whose faces were partially covered. The Officer shouted at the assailants to stop and identified himself as an Officer when one of them shot him in the leg. They robbed the businessman of an undisclosed sum of money and fled the scene.

The Officer was transported to the hospital where he received medical attention. The Crime Scene Unit visited and processed the scene, collecting items of evidential value.

The Police have since taken two persons into custody and they are assisting with investigations into the matter which are ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Charlestown Police Station by dialling 469-5391/5392 or the Crime Hotline by dialling 707.

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