Update: Police who shot 15 – year – old under close arrest

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15 - year - old Alex Griffith is recovering at the GPHC after being shot in the mouth by a police.
15 – year – old Alex Griffith is recovering at the GPHC after being shot in the mouth by a police.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Police in a statement on the shooting incident of a 15 – year – old to his mouth by a rank said investigations are being conducted into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

While this investigation is underway the accused rank is said to be under close arrest.

According to the police, the incident occurred during the response to a report of robbery with aggravation committed on a relative of the rank earlier in the evening.

iNews (www.inewsguyana.com) had earlier identified the teen as Alex Griffith who has been admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he is nursing gunshot injury to his jaw.

iNews (www.inewsguyana.com) was informed that Griffith was taken from his East La Penitence home around 20:30hrs last night (Wednesday, April 30) by police who told him that they wanted to interview him since he allegedly witnessed a robbery.

One family member related that the teen was at home with his mother at time and despite telling the police that he had not witnessed any robbery, he was taken forcefully to the police station. Allegations that he was beaten by the Police were also made.

Griffith was shot while enroute to the station. Allegation that it was premeditated has been leveled against one rank, who the teen has reported placed the gun to his mouth and shot him.

Meanwhile, the injured teen, who has not been charged with any offence is under police guard at the GPHC.

 

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