Acting Commissioner expresses sadness over murder of police officer

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 20:00

Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams is expressing sadness over the shooting death of PC Jason John this morning.

The Commissioner's Office issued this statement this afternoon:

"Commissioner of Police (Ag.), Stephen Williams, has expressed shock and sadness over the shooting death of special reserve police officer, No.9719 Jason Cyril John. 

The officer had only recently enlisted in the service on October 24th, 2015 and was attached to the Court and Process Branch.

PC John, 29, was felled by bullets from unknown assailants while making his way to his Five Rivers, Arouca home, at around 12:30am on Tuesday 24th May, 2016, after securing his vehicle a short distance away.

Members of the Northern Division Task Force, who were on patrol, responded to a report from neighbours of a ‘loud explosion’ when they discovered the victim suffering from gunshot wounds to the body.

PC John was rushed to the Arima District Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:08am.

He leaves to mourn three children ages 7, 5 and 2.

Commissioner Williams also joins with the rank and file of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service in expressing sympathy and offering condolences to the relatives and friends of the slain officer.

The Homicide Bureau of Investigations Region 2 is investigating the murder of PC John."