An investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a male juvenile who allegedly committed a crime of Simple Larceny in the compound of a commercial bank, earlier today.
Reports indicate that at around 04:00hrs, a female security, who was on duty in the compound of Republic Bank Limited at Waterloo and New Market Streets, Georgetown, noticed the suspect in possession of her handbag which she had left on a table.
The guard quickly raised an alarm and the suspect dropped the bag and escaped by scaling the fence. However, the guard alerted her supervisor from the Professional Guard Service and shortly after a patrol was dispatched.
In their search, they came across a young man fitting the description of the suspect and confronted him. During the intervening process, a round was discharged from the shotgun in possession of a member of the patrol, hitting the suspect to his face and body.
The suspect was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he underwent surgery and is recuperating under police guard.