Police still probing shooting

National, Normal

The National, Friday 10th May 2013

 POLICE are investigating whether a 12-year-old travelling in a family car was shot to death by police officers.

NCD/Central Assistant Police Commissioner Jim Andrews says investigations into the incident which happened on April 19 along Waigani Drive should be completed next week.

Andrews said they were trying to determine who fired the shots and whether the empty bullet shells actually came from a police gun.

“This will be confirmed through forensic testing and matching at the police science laboratory in Gordon,” he said.

The family car was chased by officers travelling in a police vehicle when the family members were caught speeding on the road. 

“They were trying to flee from a group of men in a car who tried to stop them on the road.

Andrews said no one had been charged yet.

“We haven’t identified anyone at the moment. Police investigations are continuing and I am hopeful that investigations will be completed by next week,” Andrews said.

He denied claims by National Capital District metropolitan commander Supt Andy Bawa on EMTV on Wednesday that investigations had been completed.

He said the shooting incident on a family was a high profile case and he would ensure the perpetrators were brought to justice.