Welder arrested for shooting at ‘sex worker’

Police ranks on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD) are currently investigating the shooting of a 25-year-old male of Herstelling EBD by a 34-year-old welder.
Reports are that the incident occurred on Tuesday at about 18:00h.
It has been reported that the complainant – who identified himself as a sex worker – was heading to a nearby shop when he was taunted by the shooter, who hurled a derogatory remark at him and told him to get out of the street.
The complainant claims that he gesticulated with his arm to show the suspect “to get”.
This apparently angered the suspect, who ran out of his yard with a silver-coloured object, suspected to be a firearm, and the complainant took out his cellphone and started to video the suspect as he threatened and assaulted him.
During that incident, a loud explosion suspected to be a gunshot was heard. However, the complainant escaped unharmed, and reported the matter at the Providence Police Station.
Police contacted and arrested the suspect. A search was carried out on his person and home, but no firearm was found.
According to Police, it was observed that the suspect had two scratches on his neck and left side jaw, which he claimed were inflicted by the complainant.
He was taken for medical treatment at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where he was examined by a doctor and sent away in the custody of the Police ranks who are assisting with the investigation.