Man shot by police while being arrested; OPR investigating incident
Officers of the Guyana Police Force (GPF)’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) are investigating an incident that occurred in South Amelia’s Ward, Linden, where Marlon Brewster, 36, was shot while officers attempted to arrest him.
A release from police headquarters stated that on December 1, 2021, two uniformed police ranks responded to a report of alleged theft of a generator in which Brewster is a suspect.
When the officers arrived at his residence in Amelia’s Ward, police said that Brewster was informed of the allegation against him. The man, however, began to verbally threaten the ranks.
Subsequently, it was reported that he armed himself with a cutlass and attacked the ranks, causing them to retreat and seek police assistance.
Officers of a Divisional Anti-Crime Patrol responded and managed to take away the cutlass from Brewster. He, however, continued verbally abusing and threatening the ranks while at the same time hurling beer bottles at them.
Based on the police report, Brewster subsequently broke two bottles and attacked one of the ranks during which he was shot to his body, but managed to escape.
Meanwhile, it was reported that the shop on Brewster’s premises was searched and the stolen generator was found.
Two brush-cutter machines and a stereo speaker that are suspected to be stolen or unlawfully obtained, 115 grams of marijuana and a utensil used for smoking marijuana were also found.
Brewster was later found as a patient at the Linden Hospital Complex, where he is under guard.