By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Police Constable Leroy English was ‘accidentally’ shot yesterday (Wednesday, September 03) by another Police Constable at Eccles, East Bank Demerara following a high speed chase, which started on the West Bank of Demerara and ended on the East Bank Carriageway.
Police confirmed that English was shot in his right arm and foot but did not get into the details while stating that the circumstances surrounding the shooting are being investigated.
iNews learnt that the police ranks involved in the shooting were not familiar with each other, as they were both in plain clothes and were chasing a car driven by the son of a popular businessman.
The two police ranks were in separate vehicles chasing the businessman’s son, who allegedly made the car of senior police officer careened off the road.
When the chase reached the East Bank of Demerara, the occupants of all three vehicles reportedly exited identifying themselves as police officers. The Constable who eventually shot English has been identified as Jeffers and according to information received he mistook English for a bandit.
Jeffers along with some Rural Constables were in his vehicle while English was the lone occupant in his car during the high-speed chase.
A search which was carried out in the car of the businessman’s son, however, iNews understands that nothing illegal was found.