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Man dies after shooting incident involving the police

A 63-year old man of Pointzfield in St Patrick has reportedly died after being shot by a member of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) on Thursday.

There has been no official bulletin put out by the police on the shooting of Joshua Paul who is said to be the brother of former policeman Carl Caton, who is now a frontline political activist with the main opposition New National Party (NNP).

However, sources told THE NEW TODAY that the lawmen are claiming that two officers – Corporal #484 Smith and PC Ramdeen were responding to a break-in that was in progress at a shop owned by Rolanda Bhola on Seaton James Street in Grenville, St Andrew when the incident occurred.

According to a police insider, the deceased was seen coming from inside the shop with a bag of drinks and he was apprehended.

The source said the lawmen are claiming that when they were escorting the suspect to the Grenville Police station “the prisoner started fighting with them and as a result the prisoner was shot in the left knee by Smith.”

THE NEW TODAY understands that Paul was taken to the nearby Princess Alice Hospital at Mirabeau for medical attention.

There are reports that the deceased is well-known to the police since he has “a series of break-in offences” on his criminal record.

Senior Superintendent of Police Vannie Curwen, who is in charge of Crime in RGPF, is said to be investigating the matter.

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