… threatened to shoot mother
A Vigilance, East Coast Demerara (ECD), man was Friday placed behind bars after he threatened to kill his mother by shooting her with an unlicensed firearm.
Police investigations revealed that ranks responded to a report by the suspect’s mother who alleged that her son had threatened to kill her with a gun.
As the Police arrived at the house, the suspect who was at home was told of the allegation and subsequently arrested after a .32 pistol was found hidden in the case of a video cassette recorder (VCR).
He has since admitted ownership of the firearm and is expected to make his first court appearance on Monday.
Only two days ago, the Police confirmed that a total of 109 illegal firearms were seized in 2016 when compared to 115 in 2015. These include 49 pistols, 32 revolvers, 26 shotguns, two rifles and one Sub-machine gun. Most of the weapons were seized in A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) and F Division (Lethem-Interior Locations), with 46 and 34 respectively.