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Police shoot teen in attack on off-duty cop

A man, who allegedly stabbed a policeman during efforts to arrest him for allegedly injuring another lawman during a robbery attempt earlier Thursday evening, was shot, police said.

The injured man has been admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and has been identified as Quinn Neblett, 17 years, of Sussex Street, Albouystown.                                                

Guyana Police Force spokesman Ivelaw Whittaker reported that about 6:30 PM Thursday Police Constable 21510 Thorne, who was dressed in civilian clothing, was attacked by three men armed with knives during a robbery attempt at Hunter Street, Albouystown.

“Constable Thorne put up a resistance during which he managed to escape but was wounded to his right arm and left leg,” said Whittaker. He was treated at the GPHC and sent away.

The police force spokesman further recounted that later, at about 9:15 PM while being taken home in a police mobile patrol vehicle the suspects were seen at James Street, Albouystown, by Constable Thorne. As the police ranks approached the suspects they ran in different directions and were pursued on foot by the ranks.

“Constable 21148 Wilson caught up with one of the men who attacked him with a knife and wounded the Constable to left arm. The rank was forced to resort to the use of force and discharged two rounds at his attacker which struck him to his left leg and abdomen.” police said.

Constable Wilson was treated at the GPHC and sent away.