Grenada police probing linked shooting and stabbings
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Acting Commissioner of Police Edvin Martin assured the public that an investigation is ongoing following an incident in which two police officers were stabbed, one week ago.
He was referring to an incident a week ago in which the officers were stabbed by the father of a young man who was shot.
Martin said the outcome of the probe will be determined by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution.
“I assure you, fellow citizens of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, that both matters are the subject of active investigation. At this point in time, the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) is not at liberty to speak on the substantive elements of either incident, as this will be premature and can also potentially prejudice any legal outcome of the matters,” he said in an address disseminated through the Government Information Service.
“Upon the completion of the investigation, the files will be submitted to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution – a constitutionally independent office, for review and recommendations. This approach is consistently done to offer an additional layer of objectivity and transparency in dealing with all matters involving police officers,” he said while explaining the role of the DPP.
“As due process takes its course, the RGPF asks for forbearance and tolerance of all to allow the investigation to be carried out. Let calmness prevail as we await the completion of the investigation to answer any lingering questions that exist,” recommended.
Martin gave the assurance the RGPF will continue to reach out to the families involved to hear their concerns first-hand, and to answer their questions to the extent that we are able to at this time.
It’s reported that on October 21, a police officer shot Chris Regis in the arm and he was hospitalised. However, Regis’ family contends that he was shot over a marijuana cigarette. Ten days later, his father, Trevor Regis, attacked two police officers and proceeded to stab them. According to eyewitnesses, another cop shot Regis who was later pronounced dead at hospital.
A female cop, who was in a critical condition following the stabbing incident, had to undergo emergency surgery and is still hospitalised.
The male officer has since been released, but continues to receive medical treatment for stab wounds to his arm and chest. Chris Regis was released from the hospital. (CMC)