Rural Constable shot, Joint Services rank attacked in Laing Avenue
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident at Laing Avenue, Charlestown at about 23:30h last night that resulted in a Rural Constable attached to the Brickdam Police Station nursing a gunshot wound to his lower back at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
According to a police report, an investigation has revealed that a resident of Laing Avenue had an unapproved entertainment activity in the community and a 22-year-old painter of Independence Boulevard went with a ‘drinks cart’ to sell but he was denied permission by a Joint Services Lance Corporal, who was reportedly providing security for the event.
The Police report noted that an argument ensued between the painter and the Joint Services Rank then allegedly chopped the painter to his left arm with a cutlass.
Police said that a group of irate persons then reportedly attacked and assaulted the Joint Services Rank; the Rural Constable who was present rescued his colleague and placed him in his motor car and drove off when someone shot him.
Both the Constable and the Joint Services Rank were rushed to the GPHC; the Rural Constable underwent emergency surgery and is presently in a stable condition whilst the rank was treated and sent away.
The painter who was allegedly wounded was admitted but later discharged. Police reported that the Joint Services Rank, whose vehicle which was left at the scene after he taken to the hospital, was discovered in a trench in Laing Avenue.
The Joint Services Rank has since been taken into custody to assist with the investigations.