‘Ninja Man’ shot by cop while trying to escape

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A 24-year-old resident of Ann’s Grove/Clonbrook, East Coast Demerara is nursing a gunshot injury to the right thigh at the Dr CC Nicholas Hospital after he was shot by a cop during an attempt to escape on Wednesday afternoon.

Police Headquarters in a statement noted that Conway Higgins, also known as ‘Ninja Man’, was wanted for break and enter committed on a 50-year-old resident of Two Friends Village, Ann’s Grove, wounding and damage to property committed on a 37-year-old resident, also of Ann’s Grove.

Police said that a mobile unit, under the command of a sergeant and seven other ranks were on duty in the Ann’s Grove district at around 15:55hrs carrying out a cordon and search exercise when they received information that Higgins was in the area.

According to the police report, upon seeing the police approaching, Higgins began to run in an eastern direction; the ranks gave chase on foot as he jumped several fences but he was caught up by one of the ranks in a ballfield at Clonbrook.

Higgins allegedly pulled a knife and advanced towards the rank, who warned him several times as he continued to advance.  The rank then discharged a round in his direction hitting him in his right thigh.

The suspect remains under police guard at the hospital while the knife is lodged at Cove and John Police Station.

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