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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018. 1:23 pm CST.

Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018. 1:30 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff:  On Monday night shortly after 6 p.m. police visited the Western Regional Hospital where they saw Turman Parham suffering from gunshot wounds to his stomach and hand. 

In a police press conference this morning, police confirmed that he had been shot by a fellow officer, Corporal Luis Matute. 

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Joseph Myvett, explained that Parham entered Matute’s yard in Camalote village armed with a machete. 

While advancing toward the office, Parham reportedly was heard hurdling threatening words. 

ACP Myvett explained that Corporal Matute cautioned Parham and fired a warning shot in the air but that did not deter him. 

Parham continued towards him when the second shot was fired which injured his hand. Still, Parham continued making his advance when he was shot in his stomach. 

According to ACP Myvett that was when Parham fled into some nearby pasture and made good his escape. 

Parham remains under police guard at the Western Regional Hospital where he may face charges after recovering, explained Myvett. 

While the matter has been the subject of an internal investigation officer Matute has been relieved of his firearm. 

However, he remains on active duty. 

ACP Myvett explained that Matute and Parham knew each other for about ten years. 

 

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