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American Samoa Cop Shooting Suspect Charged with Murder

ABC Radio Australia (Shortwave), Transcript

27 July 2010

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A man has appeared in court in American Samoa charged in relation to the shooting death of a police detective outside the courthouse last Friday.

Siaumau Siaumau Jr, is facing charges of first degree murder, attempted murder and firearms related offences.

American Samoa police detective Lusila Brown was killed in the attack, which was witnessed by many court staff and lawyers. The defendant believed the detective was responsible for the arrest of his mother…

Reporter: "This is the first time that a policeman has been shot in broad daylight right there outside of the High Court building so that was a very brazen attack on the life of a police officer…

"I note that there was a transnational crime report that referred recently to American Samoa and Tonga as being the main sources of weapons coming to the Pacific islands."

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