Off-duty cop shoots suspected robber; gun, stolen items recovered

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 18:11 by Denis Chabrol

An 18-year old man was shot and injured during an exchange of gunfire with an off-duty policeman shortly after robbing a West Ruimveldt resident.
Investigators said that at about 11 O’clock Monday night the youths, who minutes ago in company of another armed accomplice, had robbed a resident of West Ruimveldt, of cell phones, was shot by a Gazetted Officer of the Guyana Police Force who was confronted by the suspect who opened fire on the off duty officer.
A .32 revolver with two live rounds and four spent shells were found at the scene.
 During the robbery on the resident of West Ruimveldt, the two armed suspects discharged several rounds in the process and shortly after the 18 year old suspect who opened fire on the off duty policeman, was shot.
A cell phone, property of the victim of the robbery was found in the possession of the 18 year old suspect.
The suspect is under police guard at the GPHC.