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A man, who attacked two police officers with a knife after being arrested for threatening his wife, was shot dead by ranks after he tried to escape in a police vehicle at the Vigilance Police Station, East Coast Demerara (ECD), on Saturday.
Dead is Teon Maxwell, 34, of Lot 1388 Bareroot, ECD.
Reports are a police mobile patrol on the ECD responded to a report of threats made towards Belinda Thomas, the man’s reputed wife, at about 11:40h on Saturday.
This publication understands that upon arrival at the couple’s residence, Maxwell, who was armed with a cutlass, was disarmed by the police, arrested and then taken to the Vigilance Police Station.
However, while he was being processed in the Enquiries Office, Maxwell reportedly whipped out a knife and attacked and injured two subordinate officers who tried to subdue him. In the process of fleeing, he damaged several windows.
According to the police, Maxwell, who was still armed, swiftly entered the driver’s seat of the Police Force’s vehicle which had transported him to the station.
Police said that the engine of the vehicle was still running and Maxwell drove off in an attempt to escape but ended up crashing into another police vehicle that was in the police station’s compound. It was during this process that he was shot by the police.
Maxwell was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The injured ranks, a sergeant and a corporal, have received medical attention. Meanwhile, according to the police, a “thorough” investigation has been launched with a number of statements already being taken in relation to this matter.
Meanwhile, Maxwell’s mother has since said that her son was behaving in a disorderly manner and she encouraged her daughter-in-law to call the police as he was threatening her. The 34-year-old man was a father of one.