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A 28-year-old man of Plum Park, Sophia, was shot on Friday after he armed himself with a glass bottle and attempted to attack a Corporal of the Guyana Police Force while being arrested.
Based on information received, the incident occurred at about 11:00h.
The Corporal and three other ranks were on mobile patrol in the Plum Park area when they observed suspicious behaviour from four males at a roadside shop. The ranks stopped to question the individuals when they saw a male throw a Ziploc bag on the ground which contained a small amount of suspected cannabis seeds, leaves and stems. He then ran away and made good his escape.
Police said that the ranks went in search of the suspect, and he was found at a shop, however, while in the process of arresting him, he picked up a glass bottle and attempted to hit the Police Corporal – who dodged to prevent any injuries.
The suspect then continued his advances while using obscene language. After being warned to desist, he continued and the rank discharged a round to the man’s left upper thigh, having sensed danger.
The man was escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where an X-ray was scheduled to assess his condition. The GPF has since said that an investigation has been launched.