A Policeman, Sergeant Linden La Rose, was this afternoon stabbed to death while two others were injured during an attempt to arrest a rape suspect at Matthews Ridge in Region One (Barima-Waini).
Reports reaching INews indicate that La Rose was stabbed to his neck at about 17:30hrs on Tuesday. The two other injured ranks were stabbed to their chest and hands as they attempted to arrest the suspect. The ranks reportedly went to arrest the suspect after a juvenile reported that he (the suspect) had raped her.
Police, in a statement on Tuesday, stated that ranks stationed at Matthews Ridge, in the North West District, went to arrest Dennis Marks who was wanted pending investigations into a report of alleged rape.
“During efforts to arrest him, Dennis Marks attacked the ranks with a knife, stabbing Sergeant 16934 Linden La Rose to his neck and two other ranks to their chest and right hand, respectively. He was subsequently shot by a rank to his right foot,”the Police Force stated.
Sergeant La Rose was pronounced dead on arrival at the Matthews Ridge Hospital, the police statement said, noting that Marks was also treated and sent away and is in police custody.
Meanwhile, Regional Chairman of Region One, Brentnol Ashley, on his Facebook page has expressed condolences to the family and friends of the late La Rose.
“I had the honour of working with him and would have found him to be a well-mannered and disciplined individual who had a passion for community development. At this time let our prayers be with his family and the two other ranks and their families who was also injured,” Ashley said in his post.