Prisoner granted Presidential pardon killed by police
...police said he was a suspect in an attempted murder, rape, and arson.
SUSAN MOHAMMED firstname.lastname@example.org
AN EX-CONVICT granted a Presidential pardon and a chance at a new life, was shot and killed by police today, after allegedly attacking the police who said he was a suspect in an attempted murder, rape, and arson.
Jack had been imprisoned for approximately 25 years for robbery and firearm related offences, before being granted freedom last year, police said.
According to a police report, at around 9.30 a.m. Constables Prince and Hosein and other officers of the Siparia CID who had been searching for Jack for three weeks in connection with several crimes and threats against villagers, spotted him at Francis Trace.
Police said as they approached Jack, he armed himself with a cutlass and a piece of wood. The officers claim that they called on the Jack to drop his weapons, but he advanced on them.
Police said they fired a shot at Jack, and again told him to surrender, but instead he continued to advance. The officers fired several shots at him and he collapsed. Jack was taken to the Siparia District Health Facility where he was pronounced dead.
A senior police officer told the Express that over the last several weeks there have been several reports against Jack. He previously eluded captured by the police.
Among the victims was 62-year-old Gloria Taylor who was chopped about the body at her home at SS Erin Road, Santa Flora. Taylor's hand as almost severed in the attack. Money was taken from her purse.
Taylor is still warded at hospital, police said. Another victim, Ann Mitchell, a mother of eight, had her house completely burnt several days after the chopping incident. A woman also reported to police that she was raped three times by Jack.