Following a brief exchange of gunfire between Police ranks on patrol duty and an identifiable male suspect in Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown on Tuesday evening, an unlicensed firearm along with matching ammunition was recovered.
According to reports, the ranks were on foot patrol sometime around 23:00hrs and decided to stake out the St Phillips Anglican Church located at D’Urban and Smyth Streets, Georgetown, where several persons using the entrances to gain access to adjoining streets have been victims of robberies in the past.
The ranks were inside the four-entrance compound of the church when the suspect was approaching from the opposite direction. Upon seeing the Police, the man whipped out a handgun and discharged a round at the ranks, who immediately returned fire.
The suspect then dropped his unlicensed .38 Special Revolver with three live matching rounds and a spent shell and escaped by scaling the fence.