Etheleen White, who was beaten to death at the family home in Marabella last Friday.
Cop shot during arrest of murder suspect
SUSAN MOHAMMED firstname.lastname@example.org
A POLICE officer was shot during the arrest of a murder suspect in Marabella on Sunday.
Constable Brown, who is attached to the Southern Division Task Force, was shot in the left thigh, police said.
According to a police report, y Brown and others of the Southern Division Task Force went on inquiries in connection with the investigation into the murder of Marabella mother Etheleen White.
Police said at around 4.45 p.m. the police officers were at Battoo Ave, Marabella, when they found the male suspect.
Police said that Constable Tyson approached the suspect, who was standing in a track near the main road.
The suspect attempted to run and tussled with police officers.
Police said the suspect grabbed a police man's pistol and the gun discharged.
Constable Brown who was standing nearby, was shot.
The suspect was arrested and taken to the San Fernando Police Station.
Brown was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital where he is warded in stable condition.
White, a mother of three, of St James Street, was found bludgeoned to death in her kitchen on Friday afternoon. An autopsy is expected to be conducted on her body today at the Forensic Sciences Centre.
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