AG: Marine’s murder ‘shocking and disturbing’
“The loss of any life due to any act of violence, no matter where it occurs, is an inherent tragedy and is to be deeply regretted.
“The fact that the apparent murder took place on the hallowed ground of Government House, the historic and perpetual center of our nation state, the official residence of her excellency the governor general, our head of state, and allegedly amongst members of her security detail, is also particularly disturbing.”
Police Commissioner Anthony Ferguson said Perpall was sitting in the guard area when a man entered around 2:30 a.m.
“This male opened fired from a hand gun on the guard commander, hitting him several times to the upper body before fleeing the premises. He was pursued by alert marines but he made good on his escape,” Ferguson said during a press conference on Sunday.
Perpall died at the scene, police reported.
Bethel said: “We trust that all relevant agencies will in due course take necessary steps to ensure the law is upheld and that all necessary steps are taken to improve the security of Government House if it is found that there was in fact any lapses in security.
“We as a people should pray that the spirit of irrational and hateful anger and violence, will forever depart from our country.”
Education: Benedict College, BA in Mass Communications