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Dental assistant claims he was shot by police

Dental assistant claims he was shot by police


A 24-year-old dental assistant at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital is claiming that he was shot by police on February 16, 2008, and the bullet is still lodged in his lower back.{{more}}

Angus Bullock, a resident of Calder, said that he and three others were in a jeep on their way back from Rose Hall. On reaching the Belle Isle area, Bullock said he saw a police officer by a standpipe. The officer put up his hand, but they continued on their way. “At the time we passed, I saw another police man crank ah gun, then I heard a shot fire off, then another shot fired,” said Bullock.

Bullock, who was in the backseat of the Escudo Jeep, said he felt something travel through his back but did not know what it was that struck him. “When I put my hand to my back, I tell de man dem stop, stop, I geh hit,” recounted Bullock.

When their vehicle stopped, Bullock said that the police transport pulled up behind them and before he could utter a word, a slap greeted him.

In immense pain, Bullock said he told one of the officers he got shot and one replied, “I shoulda (expletive) dead.”

The lanky lad said he was placed in the police vehicle and taken to the Barrouallie Clinic but did not receive any treatment there, so they journeyed to the Black Squad base in Layou, where Bullock said he was left in the transport to bleed profusely for 10 minutes. He was then taken to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital to receive treatment and was released the next day.

“They didn’t deal with the situation right. I wasn’t the driver and if the police want to stop a vehicle and they don’t comply, they should give a chase instead of opening fire. I could have lost my life for nothing,” stated Bullock.

Bullock said that he is experiencing excruciating pain and can’t stand for too long or sit either. He said he is experiencing cramps and can barely get a good night’s rest.

“I just want justice to be served, I was shot for no reason at all and something has to be done,” he stated.