Robbery suspect grabs policeman’s gun, shoots him

Last Updated on Friday, 22 April 2016, 10:59 by Denis Chabrol

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.