Cadet officer allegedly threatens to shoot wife with unlicensed gun

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A Cadet Officer of the Guyana Police Force has been detained for allegedly threatening to shoot his wife and for being in possession of an illegal weapon and 13 live rounds of ammunition.

A statement from Police Headquarters revealed that the Cadet Officer was interdicted from the Force in May this year following a criminal charge, which was subsequently discharged against him after he compensated the victim.

According to the Police statement, the Officer’s reputed wife alleged that following a misunderstanding between them about 05:15hrs today at Second Street, Alexander Village, he drew a loaded handgun and threatened to shoot her and in the ensuing process, she managed to disarm him.

Police said the woman immediately handed over the firearm to a neighbour who reported the matter to the Ruimveldt Police Station and handed over a .32 pistol with the 13 live rounds, one of which was found in its breach.

The Police statement further noted that the Officer was held at the Georgetown Public Hospital where he sought medical attention for an injured right hand.

He told investigators that during the fracas, he struck his hand to a concrete wall.

Police said he admitted ownership of the illegal weapon and ammunition.  Police Headquarters made it clear that the Officer is not on actual duty as the decision of his reinstatement rests solely with the Police Service Commission.

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