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Posted: Wednesday 23 September, 2020 at 4:38 PM

Autopsy: Single gunshot killed Guyanese national

By: Staff Reporter,

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - POLICE confirmed yesterday (Sept. 22) that it was indeed a single gunshot wound that killed 21-year-old Guyanese national Andrew Douglas.


    According to the Police Force, an autopsy conducted on the man’s body by resident Pathologist, Dr. Adrian Nunez, concluded that death was as a result of severe traumatic brain injury caused by a single gunshot wound to the head.


    That autopsy was conducted on Monday, September 21. 


    Police, in a statement on the incident, explained that they are investigating a fatal shooting incident that occurred at the Customs Department in Bird Rock on September 17, 2020.


    Their early investigations revealed that 21-year-old Andrew Douglas, who was a Customs Officer at the Department, received a single gunshot wound to the head. 


    Police stated that Douglas was taken to the JNF General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries, noting that the circumstances surrounding the incident are unclear and investigations into the matter are ongoing. 


    A number of questions still remain unanswered by the police at this time, including whether the gun used is a service weapon and if the young officer was permitted to carry a firearm.


    Police sources told SKNVibes News that they are currently treating the matter as a suicide.  


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