Police Kills One: Two firearms recovered in Norwood

No. 46 Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The police killed one armed man in the Norwood community on Friday night, sparking the protest of some residents. They are protesting against what they claim to be an unjust killing by the lawmen. The police are saying, however, that they were first fired upon by two men and they were forced to return fire, resulting in one being killed.
The police reports that based on the recent rise in gun related murders which are occurring around the parish, they are in a no nonsense mood in their approach to stemming crime.
   The gunmen has been identified as Alvin James, otherwise called 'Toyan' a 25 year-old man of Norwood and Hopewell, Hanover. According to reports, about 11:20 p.m., police were carrying out patrols in the community when they passed a wake in Greens, Norwood.
   The lawmen noticed two men running from the wake onto an adjoining premise. The officers ordered the men to stand their ground.
   The man brandished handguns, discharging several rounds at the police party. The police gave chase and returned the fire. The lawmen searched the area after the shooting subsided and found James suffering from gunshot wounds, still clutching a Taurus 9mm semi-automatic pistol, serial number TZA 80165, loaded with ten 9-mm cartridges. The other gunman escaped.
   The wounded man was taken to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
   The police maintained their presence in the area due to the unrest among the protesting residents and about 5:30 p.m., on Saturday they acted upon intelligence received and traveled to a particular premise where a high-powered assault rifle - with serial number erased - was seized.
   No one was arrested in connection with seizure.

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