A man was found dead at the Taitano apartment building on JA Camacho Street in Mongmong-Toto-Maite this morning.
Sgt. Paul Tapao told reporters this morning that “GPD (is) currently conducting a death investigation.”
He said the victim is reported to be a man in his late forties. He was found inside a second floor apartment about 7 a.m. this morning.
Detectives are conducting interviews. And an autopsy will be performed “to determine the cause and manner of death,” said Sgt. Tapao in a release.
MTM Mayor Rudy Paco told the Pacific News Center that he received a report of two gun shots from the neighborhood watch commander who lives on the street.
Janet Burkhart, who lives in the neighboring Maite Town apartments, said she heard two loud “metal” noises about 7 a.m.
The case remains under investigation.
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READ the statement from Sgt. Tapao in FULL below:
PR NO: 05042047
Re: GPD Launched Death Investigation in Mongmong
Prepared by: Sgt. I Paul S.N. Tapao
The Guam Police Department has launched a “Death Investigation” in Mongmong.
Preliminary police reports suggest that on Monday May 4, shortly after 7:00am, officers assigned to the Central Precinct Command responded to an injured person’s call at the Taitano Apartments on J.A.Camacho St, in Mongmong.
Upon arrival, officers discovered a lifeless male within his late 40’s within an apartment unit of Taitano Apartments. Investigators from GPD’s Criminal Investigation Division and Crime Scene Investigation were immediately activated.
This death investigation is ongoing as criminal investigators continue to conduct more interviews and await an autopsy to be performed to determine the cause and manner of death.