PRESS RELEASE – Investigations are ongoing into an incident, where 23-year-old Ajante Browne of Swetes was shot by the police who were responding to a report.
Around 6:15 pm on Wednesday 23rd March, the police were called to a property at Swetes, where Browne, who was wanted in connection with several reports of Threats and Malicious Damage, was sighted.
When the police arrived at the property, Browne became enraged and began advancing towards the police, while throwing stones and other objects.
Several attempts were made to bring the situation under control; however, he continued threatening the lives of family members and the police, while causing damage to several properties.
The situation escalated to the point where he armed himself and was advancing towards the police and was shot in his hand as a result.
He was transported to the Sir Lester Bird Medical Center, where a medical doctor reported that his condition is stable and that his injury is not life-threatening.