Cop ambushed, shot with arrow after arresting drug suspect
A police constable stationed at Monkey Mountain, Potaro, is currently at a city hospital after being
ambushed and shot with an arrow after he arrested a suspect in a drug matter. The injured rank, 20 year-old Kevin George, of Freeman Street, East La Penitence, was air-dashed to Georgetown for emergency treatment. The incident occurred sometime Wednesday evening. .
The injured man’s father, Henry George, said he received information from a person who visits the Monkey Mountain area that his son was involved in an incident. Mr. George said he was subsequently able to confirm this.
The man said that around 14:00 hours yesterday he went to the Ogle Airport after being told that his son would be air-dashed to the city. George said his son “arrived on the aircraft alone with the pilot”.
The elder George said his son related to him that he was sent by his superior to make an arrest in the village.
“He said when he arrested the man, who is believed to be a Brazilian, he was on his way back to the station in a boat when the man capsized the boat and persons just start shooting arrows.”
George said his son was shot in his back and was severely beaten. Mr. George said up to late yesterday afternoon he was yet to hear from the administration of the Police Force.
“The Crime Chief Mr. Seelall (Persaud) came here (Georgetown Public Hospital) and just went questioning the boy if he had a gun, and the nurse tell him he can’t fatigue the patient.”
This publication was later informed that the injured policeman was subsequently taken to a private hospital for further medical attention.