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2 Police Officers die in apparent murder-suicide

BERBICE –Police say a senior commander fatally shot a junior officer and then turned the gun on himself in a southeastern border precinct.

Regional Police Commander Steve Merai says Assistant Superintendent Ivelaw Murray used his service weapon to fatally shoot Constable Kelvin Shepherd after an argument Sunday in the remote Springlands police station. Merai says Murray then turned his weapon on himself.

No other details of the shooting were released.

Police Chief Henry Greene was unavailable for comment on Sunday.

The police station is in the rice- and sugar-growing area of Berbice region.

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