11 Mar 2019

American Samoa man guilty of shooting at police vehicle

6:09 am on 11 March 2019
Police headquarters in American Samoa.

Police headquarters in American Samoa. Photo: Supplied

A man in American Samoa has been found guilty of shooting at a police vehicle at the Tony Solaita Baseball Field in December 2017.

Samoa News reports that a six-member jury of the High Court handed down a unanimous decision for Thomas Siaumau, who was found guilty of seven counts including unlawful possession of a prohibited weapon and unlawful use of a weapon.

The court had earlier dismissed the most serious of the charges, which was first degree attempted murder.

Siaumau remains jailed without bail since his arrest in January 2018.