A 35-year-old enforcement officer attached to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is now in police custody after he was caught red handed by police, discharging several rounds from his firearm during the wee hours of Friday morning, for no valid reason.
Based on information received, the Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara resident who is also a licenced firearm holder, was in the company of others imbibing at a popular bar on Sandy Babb Street, Kitty, Georgetown at around 01:45hrs.
According to a policeman who was on motorcycle patrol at the time, the GRA employee was caught discharging at least three rounds in the air.
Police in a subsequent release said that the 35-year-old was detained and his 9MM pistol which contained 13 live rounds in its magazine was lodged.
Investigations are on-going.