Top cop: Force in control of crime

The Barbados Police Service is assuring the public they are in control of the crime situation in Barbados.

In light of three shooting incidents on Tuesday, resulting in two deaths, Commissioner Richard Boyce explained that these types of investigations were complex and took some time to be resolved.

“I would like to assure members of the public the police service is fully in control of the situation – we know who the persons are, where they are operating from and we can assure we are doing our utmost best, just give us a little time. This situation will be brought to a state of calmness,” he said.

Around 6:25 p.m. 21-year-old Jarad Trismal Jones-Cox was shot and killed while in a car outside his King’s Gap, Eagle Hall, St Michael, home. At 6:30 p.m. at Endeavour, St James, a 25-year-old man was shot about his body by another man while standing outside a house in the area. He was transported to a medical facility by private transport. He was reported to be in stable condition and was receiving surgery.

Then at 10:06 p.m. Rommel Trotman, 43, of Redman’s Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael was gunned down near his home.

Boyce said the service remained concerned about the deaths of Barbadians and was not taking it lightly.

“The issues of wanton and illegal use of firearms are of the greatest concern to the Barbados Police Service. It is the reason why we dedicate such a large part of our time and energy to ensure this scourge is dealt with on a sustained basis. (CA)

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