The Faleatiu man killed during a shootout with Police in 2012, died from a bullet to his head, fired from a Police rifle.
That’s the outcome of an Inquest into the death of Rapi Lelevaga Sialei, which closed this week.
The Coroner, District Court Judge, His Honour Vaepule Vaemoa Va’ai, said Mr. Sialei’s death was caused by a bullet shot from a self-loading rifle, which is a police issued firearm.
“I find that Rapi Sialei, a male 31 years of Faleatiu died on 7th May 2012 at Faleatiu,” said Judge Vaepule.
“The cause of his death was a gunshot wound on his head.