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Following the serious incident said to have involved a man wielding a firearm at  Divot's Restaurant, Belmont Hills, in the early afternoon of Tuesday 10th May 2022,  Commissioner Darrin Simons gave an update on the investigation, as reported in the Royal Gazette on 12th May.

Commissioner Simons reported as follows:-

An investigation is “progressing well” after a gunman fled the scene where an off-duty policeman tried to apprehend him, police announced yesterday.

Commissioner of Police Darrin Simons said he was hopeful an arrest would be made “fairly quickly”.

Both Mr Simons and Michael Weeks, the national security minister, praised the officer who intervenedafter a gunmanentered Divots Bar and Grill in Warwick on Tuesday.

The restaurant, which adjoins the Belmont Hills golf course, caters to “families, athletes and small gatherings”, according to its website.

No one was injured, and a gun was subsequently recovered.

The incident, shortly after 1pm, was described by a member of the public as an attempted shooting.

Mr Simons said it was “not appropriate” to give details on anyone who might have been an intended target. He also thanked people who had come forward.

He said: “I cannot sufficiently stress how important it is for you to work with your police service to combat this kind of behaviour which puts all our lives at risk.”

The Commissioner added: “On the question of risk, not long after yesterday’s incident, individuals began sharing a video clip and an image of the off-duty police officer, who attempted to apprehend the suspect.

“Sharing that video clip and image could quite possibly put the safety and wellbeing of both that officer and those other persons present at risk.

“What’s more, it could negatively impact the investigation by revealing information which investigators would not want publicised.”

CLICK HERE for the full report in the Royal Gazette together with video of the Press Conference given by Commissioner Simons.



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