Stolen weapon in Dededo shootout formerly belonged to Lt. GovWritten by Rebecca Elmore
Guam - It has now been revealed that a stolen firearm used during the lethal shootout of Steven Seagraves belongs to former police officer, Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio.
According to the Governor's Spokesperson Oyaol Ngirairikl, the proper protocol was followed after Tenorio's house was initially burglarized in 1990.
A statement from the Lieutenant Governor says, "It hadn't been found or returned in my remaining years at the department. I've just been told it has been recovered relative to a recent case. That saddens me but it doesn't necessarily surprise me because it was stolen and obviously not by law-abiding citizens."
Meanwhile, Chief of Police JI Cruz told media:
"The Guam Police Department has looked into this. The firearm was stolen from then Officer Raymond S. Tenorio, over two-decades ago, in the course of a burglary. The matter was reported in a timely manner through the proper channels, and all measures were taken, as is the protocol, to recover the weapon. It was only recently recovered during the Seagraves investigation. GPD remains focused on bringing closure to the recent incident and as such are unable to release further details regarding this investigation."
About three weeks ago, police responded to a reported armed robbery at the House of Liberty Game Room in Barrigada involving a suspect later identified as Seagraves. A high-speed chase involving multiple police vehicles ended in a shootout in Dededo, that left one police officer injured. Seagraves was later pronounced dead as a result of his injuries, and reports reveal that he has had at least three run-ins with the law --all three cases involved driving while under the influence.