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Third suspect in shooting of PC Ram on the run

Sunday, December 17, 2017

The third suspect in the shooting of PC Anand Ram in Marabella has been identified. However, up to late yesterday he was still being hunted by police.

Ram, 27, remained warded at the San Fernando General Hospital up to late yesterday where he is being treated for a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

The incident took place on Thursday after Ram and his three colleagues from the Gasparillo Police Station responded to a report of a robbery at a house at Gopaul Lands around 4.30 pm.

On arrival at the scene they saw the suspects running away.

Ram and other officers chased after student Issac Simmons, 15, who ran into some bushes at Fahey Street. Simmons opened fire on the officers when they ordered him to stop. He was shot several times.

After the incident, the police arrested a suspect and recovered some of the stolen items. The suspect has not given police a statement. The other accomplice is still on the run.

However, he is likely to be charged with robbery-related. Investigations are continuing.