Economía y Negocios

PH driver shot by cop kept in custody

Barry Seepersad, the PH taxi driver who was shot by a Woman Police Constable six days ago, has been discharged from the Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital and taken into police custody.

In a brief interview yesterday, Seepersad?s wife Merissa said he was discharged by doctors and handed over to police sometime around 4 pm yesterday.

?I was going to see him this evening for visiting hours but when I got there I found out that the police had taken him to the station,? she said.

?I don?t know anything else so far, I am just here at the station waiting for the attorney to come,? she said.

Seepersad had been warded at hospital since May 24 after he was shot by the WPC.

According to reports, Seepersad, 34, parked his car on the San Fernando-Diamond Village taxi stand on Lord Street, San Fernando and the WPC had ordered a wrecker to take the vehicle.

Seepersad had gone to a nearby parlour to buy a soft drink and told relatives when he got back to the car he tried to drive off and the officer shot him.

Police had said Seepersad reversed off the wrecker, tried to run the WPC over with his car when she fell to the ground, but she got up and then shot him. Seepersad underwent emergency surgery on Wednesday night to repair damage to his intestines.

The T&T Guardian was told that Seepersad was expected to be placed on an identification parade last night.

ASP Neptune is continuing investigations.


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