A Police constable is in hot water after he allegedly used excessive force on a man with whom he had an argument at Itaballi Check Point, Region Seven. The incident occurred at about 20:00h on Friday evening.
According to reports, the constable was responding to a report of domestic violence in the area when he came into contact with the accused, resulting in an argument.
During the heated argument, the Policeman was accused of hitting the man to the head with his service revolver, causing him to fall. The Constable then discharged a round, hitting the man to his upper chest.
After the shooting, the constable took the man to the Bartica Regional Hospital where he was admitted, and is now in a stable but serious condition.
The rank, according to reports, fled the area but was later arrested at the Tiperu Crossing.
The Office of Professional Responsibility has launched a probe into the purported breaches of standard operating procedures in relation to the report of domestic violence.