De­tai­nee gun­ned down whi­le trying to es­ca­pe

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

De­tai­nee Jur­men Aro­ma, 31, was fa­tal­ly woun­ded when he tried to es­ca­pe from the Cen­ter po­li­ce bu­reau. Po­li­ce Chief In­der Jang­ba­ha­doer, re­gi­o­nal chief of Paramaribo, told Ti­mes of Su­ri­na­me that the de­tai­nee had told the po­li­ce that he wan­ted to speak to Pre­si­dent De­si Bou­ter­se. He ex­plai­ned that the de­tai­nee was go­ing to be trans­fer­red to the jail­hou­se. The de­tai­nee ig­no­red the po­li­ce and be­gan to run amok. Alt­hough the de­tai­nee was hand­cuf­fed, he ma­na­ged to jump on ta­bles and smash things at the po­li­ce bu­reau. He al­so ma­na­ged to shat­ter a glass door and a glass win­dow. He al­so pus­hed the com­pu­ters off the ta­bles but for­tu­na­te­ly they did not break. The de­tai­nee then jum­ped out of a win­dow and jum­ped over se­ve­r­al fen­ces when he re­a­ched the street. Se­ve­r­al po­li­ce of­fi­cers went af­ter him and fired a few warning shots. When the de­tai­nee re­fu­sed to com­ply, the po­li­ce of­fi­cers ope­ned fi­re on him. The de­tai­nee was re­por­ted­ly hit in the butt and col­lap­sed in a yard lo­ca­ted along the Ou­de Hof­s­traat. It is sus­pec­ted that the man died as a re­sult of blood loss. Re­ports in­di­ca­te that he had been ar­re­sted and jai­led in the Com­me­wij­ne Dis­trict on an ag­gra­va­ted as­sault char­ge. The po­li­ce chief ex­plai­ned that the sus­pect had ini­ti­al­ly been lock­ed up at Meer­zorg but that he was trans­fer­red to Ri­che­li­eu be­cau­se of his mis­con­duct. When he al­so fai­led to be­ha­ve at the jail­hou­se at Ri­che­li­eu, he was trans­fer­red to Cen­ter. Re­ports in­di­ca­te that the sus­pect ma­na­ged to bi­te a po­li­ce of­fi­cer whi­le trying to es­ca­pe. Jang­ba­ha­doer ex­plai­ned that the po­li­ce of­fi­cers did not ta­ke any chan­ces when he had es­ca­ped which is why they im­me­di­a­te­ly went af­ter him. He ma­de it clear that the po­li­ce of­fi­cers cho­se the cor­rect cour­se of ac­ti­on but that the Ca­pi­tal Of­fen­ces De­part­ment will ne­vert­he­less pro­be the in­ci­dent for the ob­jec­ti­vi­ty of the in­ves­ti­ga­ti­on.

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