Man eludes police but leaves loaded firearm behind

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A man managed to escape being arrested by the police in the wee hours of Sunday but left behind a loaded weapon he was earlier brandishing.

A statement from Police Headquarters noted that at around 02:30 hrs, police ranks went to the ‘Chicken Man Sports Bar’ at Crane Road, West Coast Demerara.

On arrival, an identifiable male was standing in front of the bar with a handgun in his right hand.

As the ranks approached, the suspect jumped over a fence with the firearm in his hand and ran in an eastern direction.

Police said a search was carried out for the suspect but he was not found.

A further search was carried out and one of the ranks found a pink cap that the suspect was wearing and in it was a metal object, suspected to be a .38 firearm with the serial number removed.

The suspected firearm had three (3) .38 rounds. The ranks took possession of the firearm and returned to the Leonora Police Station where the firearm and ammunition were placed into two transparent self-sealed evidence bags and lodged.

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