Update: Female cop battles for life at GPHC

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The Guyana Police Force has started an investigation into the shooting at the La Grange Police Station, West Bank Demerara, which left Police Constable 22834, Clement Cockfield, dead and his girlfriend, Police Constable 23464 Shanice Fraser in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

News Room understands that Fraser was shot five times to the upper body by Cockfield who then shot himself in the head. A police report noted that the shooting occurred at approximately 20:30hrs on Tuesday, November 07, 2017.

According to the police report, the two Constables allegedly had an on and off relationship, which went sour; they performed duties on different shifts at the station.

The initial investigation further revealed that Constable Fraser had just completed a tour of duty, while Constable Cockfield reported for anti-crime patrol duty. In the process, he uplifted a service revolver with six rounds.

The police report noted that a few minutes after, Fraser and Cockfield were seen on the stairway of the station and loud explosions were heard, thereafter Constable Fraser ran down the stairs into the compound and was observed bleeding profusely.

She was assisted by ranks on duty but Constable Cockfield pursued her and continued to discharge rounds at her; she ran and collapsed. It was noted that despite being cautioned by colleagues, who pleaded with him, Constable Cockfield turned the firearm on himself. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the West Demerara Regional Hospital.

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