A man is now nursing a gunshot wound to his buttocks at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after he failed to execute a robbery in a city store and was shot by the owner of the business instead.
INews was told that sometime after 21:30h last night the perpetrator who has been identified as “Jermaine” of ‘D’ Field, Sophia, Georgetown, is said to have broken into the Lisa General Store located on Charlotte Street.
Reports are that the 35-year-old culprit, shortly after forcing his way into the locked store was caught by the owner of the business.
In a brief confrontation between the two, the owner, who is a licensed firearm holder shot “Jermaine” to his buttocks as the perpetrator was trying to flee.
Police ranks are said to have responded promptly to the scene after being called in.
It is unclear at this time as to whether or not the alleged bandit was armed at the time of the break in.
However, “Jermaine” is presently admitted to the hospital and is under police guard as law enforcement officials continue to investigate the matter.