Police mourns death of female cop, allegedly shot by partner

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The Ministry of Police and Prisons are mourning the death of a 31-year-old female Police Officer shot in the head in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The incident occurred in Aleisa.

“The woman who was off duty was allegedly shot by her partner with a pistol,”¬†said Police Commissioner Aua’apau Logoitino Filipo in response to questions from Radio Polynesia.

He said the suspect is under the custody of Police and is being held for “questioning”.

“This is another sad case of domestic violence that turned deadly. The victim worked for the Ministry for over four years,” he said.

Auapa’au also confirmed the pistol used has been “recovered”.

This is a developing story.