Driver in Mangilao shooting incident still at large; officer placed on administrative leave

Photo shows a police officer with a gun drawn and aiming at the red vehicle. (Viewer submitted photo)

A Guam Police Department officer has been placed on administrative leave after last week’s carjacking incident. Meanwhile, the driver of the stolen vehicle is still at large and no arrests have been made of the case.

On Thursday, May 27 officers noticed a stolen Dodge Charger on Dairy Road in Mangilao at around 12:30 pm.

Footage of the event has since been circulating around social media and Whatsapp group-chats showing police officers detaining the vehicle momentarily.

The video’s showed a police officer discharging his weapon on the driver of the stolen vehicle once he saw the car driving towards him with no intent to stop.

The vehicle was later found on Matsumiyu st. in Pagat and it was later impounded as part of the investigation.

The officer who discharged his weapon at the suspect has since been put on administrative leave.

As of this moment, no arrests have been made.

Sergeant Tapao, GPD’s spokesman, had this to say: “The case is still ongoing. We are working closely with the evidence that was provided. And of course, working on identifying the individual that was responsible for the incident. Like I said we’re still investigating the criminal aspect and the administrative investigation.

The case is still under investigation.



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News Director for the Pacific News Center, Don was born and raised on the island of Saipan and moved to Guam in the Spring of 2016 to pursue higher education at the University of Guam. It was at UOG that Don discovered his passion for keeping his peers politically informed. In his free time, you can find him flying his drone or doing landscape and portrait photography. Don joined the PNC News Team to broaden his writing, and to challenge himself to get in front of the camera. Don’s ultimate goal and passion is to have a well informed and politically engaged Marianas.