Officer involved in Courts shooting reportedly arrested

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Officer involved in Courts shooting reportedly arrested

There are reports that the police officer involved in the fatal shooting that took place at the Courts Megastore in San Juan last Sunday, has been detained for questioning.

It is said that he was arrested on Thursday night and is expected to be interviewed by investigators before they consult the Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard.

On Sunday, the officer, who was off-duty at the time, used his personal firearm to shoot five people, killing two.

They were later identified as Simeon Lessey and his sister Sinaaya Lessey.

Lessey’s relatives said the group went to meet someone who promised items at a reduced price but had become suspicious and wanted to cancel their transaction.

Sinaaya reported the initial transaction to the police and planned to meet the person at the Courts Megastore’s car park to get the money back.