Overzealous cop shoots at construction workers
Police are investigating an incident involving one of its ranks who probably thought that he was doing a good when he opened fire on two construction workers whom he apparently mistook for bandits.
Fortunately none of the two men, Desmond Cort, 33, of Pike Street, North Sophia and Christopher Ram, 30, of Better Hope, East Coast of Demerara, were not injured in the incident which took place on Sunday, around 23:00 hours at Mandela Avenue.
According to reports, the two men are employed by Intiaz Roopnarine, a businessman of Alexander Village, East Bank Demerara, to work on a building at 169 Mandela Avenue.
Late Sunday night they were walking west along Mandela Avenue when a white AT 212 motor car, number unknown came up behind them and stopped.
A man, who has been identified as an overzealous cop, came out of the car and asked them where they were going. They replied, “To catch a bus to go home.”
The man then pulled out a handgun from his pants waist and discharged three rounds in their direction, one of which hit Cort on his pants pocket.
The man then asked them who they are working with and they told him, after which he went to the worksite and met Intiaz Roopnarine.
There he asked the businessman if the victims work with him and the latter confirmed that they were his employees.
The suspect was identified by Roopnarine, who claimed that he knows him as a policeman.
The area was searched but no spent shells were found.
Several persons in the area were questioned and they said that they did hear three explosions.