ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Police have detained three young men for questioning in connection to last month’s Freeman’s Village robbery that left a shopkeeper nursing a gunshot wound to the chest.
Sources close to the investigation told OBSERVER Media that one villager and two young men from the Gray’s Green community were detained as “persons of interest” over the weekend. However, the trio had not been charged.
Reports indicate that lawmen went to the home of the Freeman’s Village resident on Saturday morning, armed with a search warrant. They reportedly found several items, which they believed were stolen and the young man was taken into custody.
On the evening of June 16, forty-four-year-old Irvin George, co-owner of Claire’s shop, was rushed to hospital with life threatening injuries, after one of the two perpetrators, who robbed the business, opened fire on him.
The single bullet lodged above George’s left lung.
He has since been released from the hospital and is at home resting.
The gunman described as 5’ 4” and his accomplice, who is said to be 5’ 6”, fled the crime scene into the dark with approximately $700 and George’s gold chain.
Police investigations are still ongoing.
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