…1 shot in scuffle with Police, while the other was caught visiting shot accomplice
Prompt response by an off duty police constable has resulted in the apprehension of two suspects who allegedly gun-butted and robbed a female vendor of a sum of cash about 05:50h on Saturday, outside of the Stabroek Market.
According to Police PRO, Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan, in the ensuing process, one of the men was shot in his right thigh after he reportedly tried to disarm the said off duty policeman of his Force issued pistol.
Enquiries revealed that the policeman in question was seated in a route 42 minibus on Water Street in the vicinity of the Central Fire Station, when he heard screams of “thief” and immediately saw the suspects, one of whom he knew as a known character, fleeing the area and joining a waiting motorcar.
The policeman followed the vehicle which stopped in Leopold Street, Charlestown, where the men exited and proceeded inside a house.
According to Ramlakhan, the officer then went to the Brickdam Police Station, reported his observation and returned to the house, with other ranks, where only the known character was found.
It was outlined that in the process of arresting the suspect, he grabbed the policeman’s weapon and tried to disarm him when a round was discharged and struck him in upper right thigh.
The suspect was rushed to a hospital in Georgetown, where he is presently in a stable condition receiving treatment under guard.
The Police PRO detailed also that other suspect was nabbed at the said hospital when he went to check on his accomplice.
The victim has since received medical attention and submitted a statement.
Several witnesses to the robbery are said to be assisting with the ongoing investigation.