Cop shot to buttocks while on duty, suspect arrested

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A Police Constable was on Monday evening shot to his buttocks while on duty at Guyhoc Park, Georgetown. The incident occurred at about 18:40hrs.

Police in a statement said Constable Ramsingh, who is stationed at the Ruimveldt Police Station, was on a motorcycle with a colleague conducting patrol duty in the Guyhoc area when they heard a loud explosion suspected to be a gunshot behind them.

The officers, upon checking, saw two males, one of whom was armed with a handgun, arguing.

Ramsingh reportedly approached the male with the handgun, who was later identified as a 27-year-old of Meadow Brook Gardens and attempted to relieve him of the gun when a scuffle ensued.

In the process, the suspect, who is known to the police, discharged about five rounds, one of which struck Constable Ramsingh to his buttocks and exited to his left hip.

After being shot, Constable Ramsingh with the assistance of his colleague managed to relieve the suspect of the firearm and arrested him.

The firearm recovered from the suspect is a .32 Taurus Pistol containing a magazine with 4 live matching rounds and a spent shell in the breach.

Constable Ramsingh was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he is receiving medical attention; his condition is listed as stable.

The suspect was arrested and remains in custody as an investigation is ongoing.

The other male with whom the suspect was arguing made good his escape from the scene, police said.

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