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Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017. 1:09 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Around 9:25 p.m. on Independence eve, police were conducting a mobile patrol along Rear Pine Street and Castillo’s Alley in Dangriga where they attempted to search Adolpho Nunez, 38, aka “Sand” who ran away upon seeing them.

A police officer that was in the patrol saw Nunez running in his direction so he pulled out his 9mm pistol, identified himself as a police officer, and ordered Nunez to stop.

Nunez then threw a black object towards the police officer and a struggle ensued. Nunez was injured and subdued with a single gunshot to the leg by the officer.

Nunez was then transported to the Southern Regional Hospital.

The object was picked up which amounted to 2,749.9 grams of cannabis.

Police investigation continues.

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