14 Jan 2013

CNMI officer commits suicide after shooting girlfriend

4:01 pm on 14 January 2013

A police officer in the Northern Marianas has killed himself after shooting his girlfriend outside a bar in Garapan.

The woman was hit in the shoulder and is in hospital.

The officer has been named as 24-year-old Josef Deleon Guerrero.

The shooting happened in a parking lot next to the bar owned by the acting Department of Public Safety commissioner Ambrosio Ogumoro.

Our correspondent says a domestic dispute appeared to have triggered the shooting.