GPD officers involved in fatal Tamuning shooting back on duty

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Guam Police Department (PNC file photo)

The officers involved in the shooting in Tamuning on November 3 are now back on duty but the investigation continues.

The investigation into the officer-involved shooting death of Xavier Tedtaotao continues and while the Attorney General’s Office has taken the lead in the case, GPD’s Chief Stephen Ignacio says there are still roughly 60 days left for the administrative investigation and any adverse action to be taken.

Although not cleared of any wrongdoing at this time, the officers involved have been placed back on duty.

“Because of the personnel rules, the maximum amount of administrative leave days have been exhausted and they are back on duty,” GPD Chief Stephen Ignacio said.

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The investigation involves four GPD police officers who reportedly opened fire on the vehicle Tedtaotao and a woman were occupying. The officers said the couple was driving a car that accelerated toward them as they approached, which prompted them to fire.

The woman survived and has been interviewed by investigators from the AG’s office.

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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.