Businesswoman shot by ex-partner

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A Linden businesswoman was shot by her ex-partner Tuesday evening shortly after he had threatened to kill her.

Police said enquiries disclosed that the victim operates a grocery shop to the front of her home and about 17:00 hours the suspect who is her ex-husband stopped in a motor vehicle and made threats saying “I gon kill you and yuh man”.

The victim did not take the threats seriously and continued to do what she was doing, the police reported.

At about 19:30 hours she was at the counter within her grocery shop when the suspect entered, armed with a handgun, and fired two shots in her direction.

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One of the bullets struck her to the right side abdomen causing her to fall to the ground.

The suspect then made good his escape on foot in an unknown direction. The victim managed to make a phone call to her church members who assisted in taking her to the Linden Hospital Complex where she was seen and examined by a doctor on duty who admitted her a patient being treated for gunshot injuries.

Acting on certain information received, the suspect was arrested at Canvas City about 20:45hrs and escorted to the McKenzie Police Station where he was told of the allegation, cautioned and he opted to remain silent.

He was placed in custody pending investigations.



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