Police launch death investigation after reported shooting in Yigo
The home of a police officer becomes the scene of an early morning shooting up north. The Guam Police Department launches a death investigation to uncover what unraveled at the Yigo home.
While the island was in dreamland, a nightmare was in full effect on Chalan Tomas Andai Street in Yigo.
"At 2:16 this morning we received a phone call about a possible shooting here on Chalan Tomas Andai located here in Yigo. Officers arrived and found a male individual with what appears to be a gunshot wound," explained Guam Police Department spokesperson AJ Balajadia.
The male victim was rushed to Guam Memorial Hospital, and according to Balajadia, his injuries fatal.
"That individual was transported to GMH and pronounced dead at 3:22 this morning," he said.
The Guam Police Department has since taken over the quiet neighborhood - making an appearance early this morning was none other than acting chief of police Joseph Cruz himself.
"The chief did come by to meet with some of the detectives and talk to them," he said.
Balajadia confirms the Yigo residence is home to one of their own.
"I can confirm that a police officer does live in this home. Yes," he said.
Although neighbor Dolores Cruz says she wasn't stirred from her sleep at the time of the shooting, she does confirm who lives at the residence.
KUAM News: You can confirm that the Torre family lives in that home?
KUAM News: The father and son?
Cruz: I believe so.
KUAM News: Did you notice anything last night?
Cruz: No. nothing at all.
According to the island's medical examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola, he conducted an autopsy on the male victim early Monday afternoon, but has yet to rule a manner of death. Until he does so, the case remains a death investigation.
"We have Criminal Investigations detectives here. They are conducting a death investigation as well as CSI to obtain any evidence and process the scene. We will know what we're looking at once the autopsy is performed and we're able to determine the exact cause of death," said Balajadia.