#Providenciales, June 13, 2018 – Turks and Caicos – At about 11 p.m. on Sunday, June 10th, 2018 Police arrested a male who was in possession of a firearm in the Long Bay area of Providenciales. During the arrest, an armed Police Officer fired one shot. There were no injuries as a result of the Armed officer discharging his weapon and the circumstances of the incident is subject to an internal review.
The male arrested remains in Police Custody and investigations continue into the firearms-related offences. A firearm an ammunition was seized from the man in custody.
The RT&CIPF is also aware of speculation suggesting a senior Police Officer was involved in a separate incident whilst off duty where shots were alleged to have been fired. There is no evidence or basis for this speculation and members of the community are asked to cease comment on this rumour.
Release: Commissioner James Smith