15 Jul 2015

Policeman charged with murder of colleague in Guam

9:00 am on 15 July 2015

A police officer on Guam has been arrested and charged over the murder of another police officer on Monday night.

The Tumon tourist district in Hagatna, the capital of Guam, the US territory in the western Pacific.

Elbert Piolo was shot at his home and died later in hospital Photo: AFP

A police spokesperson told the Pacific Daily News that 38-year-old Elbert Piolo died in hospital on Monday morning after an apprent shooting in his home.

Detectives later arrested a fellow officer, 20-year-old Mark Anthony Torre Junior, on suspicion of murder.

Police have refused to comment further on the incident, but the department has launched an internal investigation in conjuction with the criminal investigation.