The following is a news release from the Guam Police Department regarding the videos of police officers shooting at a Dodge Challenger trying to escape a scene (shown below) circulating on social media:
The Guam Police Department is currently investigating an Officer Involved Shooting incident that occurred on Dairy Road, in Mangilao.
Preliminary reports suggest that at around 12:30 pm, an officer assigned to GPD’S Highway Patrol Division noticed a stolen Dodge Challenger on Dairy Road, in Mangilao. Additional units arrived and were momentarily able to detain the vehicle while on Dairy Road, as officers on scene instructed the occupants to exit the vehicle.
Preliminary reports further suggest that the operator of the vehicle refused to comply and began to rev the engine, as the Dodge Challenger accelerated towards an officer who fired a shot at the approaching Dodge Challenger which fled towards Route 15, in Mangilao.
The stolen Dodge Challenger was later located by a home along Matsumiyu St. in Pagat Mangilao. The vehicle was later impounded relative to the case investigation.
As a result of the shooting, no injuries were reported.
This is ongoing as GPD’S Criminal Investigation Division and Internal Affairs Section were activated in reference to the criminal and administrative aspect of the case investigation.