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Robbery suspect grabs policeman’s gun, shoots him

The Guyana Police Force says that at about 1515h. yesterday Thursday April 21, 2016, Constable 20060 Randy Claxton and another rank were on anti-crime patrol on motor cycles at New Market Street, Rosehall, Corentyne, when they saw Keno Thomas who is wanted pending investigations into an armed robbery.

During efforts to arrest Keno Thomas he resisted and struck Constable Claxton to his face with a beer bottle. Thomas then took away Claxton’s service firearm during a scuffle and discharged rounds at him as he fled with the firearm.
Constable Randy Claxton, who was wearing a bullet-proof vest, was hit to his back but did not sustain any injury from the bullets. He was subsequently treated at the New Amsterdam Hospital for the injuries to his face and sent away.
The police conducted searches in the community during which three men and a woman were arrested and information received led to the recovery of the Police .38 Revolver.
  • george wiltshire

    Now if the police had properly defended himself we would have been saying the police should have brought him in. He in turn should be charged for attempted murder.

    • SYL

      No he should be shot. Stop making suggestion that take hard working tax payers money. The politicians taking or stealing enough, now the criminals have to be fed.Let the HUMAN RIGHTS ORG. FIX THE PROBLEM.They are the ones that encourage the criminals to dis-regard the law.

  • Gtloyal

    Officers like Constable 20060 Randy Claxton should be sent right back to training school.