Police Detective Inspector comes under fire while responding to robbery attempt
A Police Detective Inspector came under fire Friday evening while responding to an attempted robbery on Hadfield Street, Georgetown.
A statement from Police Headquarters noted that at 19:40 hrs, the Inspector was with friends at the Millenium Manor Hotel and Bar, located at Camp and Hadfield Streets, when he observed two men approaching another man who came out of a white motor car which was parked on the southern side on Hadfield Street.
The men dealt the man several cuffs about his body.
On seeing that, the Inspector and other persons at the said Hotel shouted at the two men to desist and whilst they were going to the man’s rescue, one of the men pulled ou t a silver hand gun from his pants waist and discharged three rounds in the direction of the Inspector and others.
As a result, the Inspector drew his service 9mm pistol and discharged five shots in the direction of the two men who began to run in a southern direction. While doing so, one of the men dropped the firearm.
The rank and others gave chase but the men managed to escape. The firearm was retrieved and it was observed to be a .32 Taurus pistol with a Magazine containing no ammunition.
Efforts were also made to locate the victim that the men were cuffing but without success. Investigations are in progress.