Dutch cop killed in Bonaire shootout identified

A police officer killed in a shootout while responding to a break in on Bonaire on Wednesday, was identified as Ferry Bakx, the Telegraaf reports. He emigrated from the Netherlands in January 2013 and was living and working on the Antillean island since, according to the newspaper.

Bakx responded to a reported break in in Sabadeco Shore, one of the two most expensive neighborhoods on the island, around 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday. The suspect was still in the house and officers followed him on foot, according to Lucia Beck of the local police. Shots were fired and Bakx was hit.

He was rushed to the hospital with gunshot wounds, where he died. The perpetrator is still on the loose.

State representative Gilbard Isabella had contact with the police and Public Prosecution, he said to the newspaper. I know they are doing everything n their power to arrest the perpetrators. Now first of all my condolences and attention go out to the wife and friends and all colleagues", he said.