Junior Minister of Social Protection Keith Scott’s bodyguard was this morning shot during an attempted robbery.
The incident occurred at around 06:30hrs at Market Street, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown.
According to the Guyana Police Force (GPF), the 62-year-old victim was pounced upon by two males on a motorcycle who demanded his jewelry.
The GPF said the bodyguard, who is a member of the Rural Constabulary and was armed with a Force issued handgun, refused to comply.
As a result, he was shot twice in the lower region of his body.
The suspects, however were forced to flee the scene empty-handed after the victim drew his service weapon and discharged a round in their direction.
The victim is reportedly in a stable condition at a medical institution.
No arrests at this time.