Alleged 18-year-old thief shot by police
A teenager was on Monday night shot by an off-duty police officer after he allegedly, along with an accomplice, robbed a resident of West Ruimveldt, of cell phones.
According to the Guyana Police force (GPF), the two armed suspects discharged several rounds in the process of robbing the resident and subsequently, the 18-year-old suspect opened fire on the off-duty policeman who confronted them minutes after the robbery. This led the officer returning fire during which the 18-year-old was shot.
A cell phone, property of the victim of the robbery was found in the possession of the 18-year-old suspect.
A .32 revolver with two live rounds and four spent shells were found at the scene.
The incident occurred at about 23:00hrs.
The suspect is under police guard at the Georgetown Public Hospital.