Elderly man dies from gunshot wound


Guam – Residents on Santa Cruz Drive awoke early this morning to the sound of a gunshot. The incident according to Ordot/Chalan Pago Mayor Jesse Gogue involved an elderly man.

Police where called to investigate a reported injured person on 296 Santa Cruz Drive, upon arrival officers discovered an 84-year-old man seated outside the residence with a single gunshot wound to the chest. While Mayor Gogue was adamant that the injury sustained was so minor it did not require medical attention.

“I am sure that everybody is concerned but rest assured no death there was a minor injury from the discharge of a firearm. so GPD’s here because it was a discharge of a firearm in a residential area. They are looking at whether or not it was just an accidental discharge or something a little bit more serious,” stated the Mayor.

However, a few hours later, GPD Spokesperson Sgt Paul Tapao, indicated that the elderly man was found lifeless. The investigation has been re-classified from an injured person report to a death investigation, an autopsy is pending to determine cause of death.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.