At Approximately 6:00 pm on Saturday 31st July 2021, police officers were regulating the flow of traffic during the Somerset Cricket Club celebratory motorcade.
As the motorcade arrived at the St. George’s Cricket Club, police officer’s attention was drawn to a man riding a motorcycle in erratic on Wellington Slip Road, St. George.
Officers stopped the man and issued him various moving violation tickets.
They attempted to arrest him for an outstanding warrant. However, he violently resisted and the officers deployed their Taser to subdue him.
During a subsequent search, the suspect was found to be in possession of a firearm. Officers seized the firearm for forensic examination and the suspect taken into police custody.
Police are aware that a number of individuals recorded the incident on their mobile phones.
We are appealing for witnesses to this incident to come forward and provide any footage obtained.
We ask that anyone with information, contact Senior Investigating Officer, Acting Inspector, Jason Smith on 717-0864.
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