A 20-year-old Ruimveldt resident was shot early yesterday by a member of the City Constabulary minutes after he snatched a gold chain from a mini bus passenger.
The incident occurred around 09:00 hrs on High Street, Georgetown.
Jamal Letlow of Industrial Site, Ruimveldt received a bullet in his buttocks after he allegedly attacked the rank with a knife.
Police in a press release said that Letlow was in a mini-bus when he requested to get off at High Street.
While exiting the vehicle, he snatched a gold chain from a female passenger in the mini-bus.
The release added that an alarm was raised and ranks of a City Constabulary Patrol that was in the vicinity, responded and gave chase.
Kaieteur News understands that Letlow attacked one of the ranks with a knife despite being called upon to desist.
He was eventually shot and injured.
At the hospital yesterday, Letlow’s mother, Deborah, said that she was not aware of the circumstances under which her son was wounded.
She explained that she was at home when a security guard at the hospital called to inform her that the 20-year-old was shot.
The injured man’s brother, who asked that his name be withheld, said that he was informed that his sibling was walking on High Street with a friend when he was shot by a rank of the City Constabulary for no reason.
The sibling said that Letlow has never been involved in any police matter. He claims that the 20-year-old, who is the father of a one-month-old baby boy works at the Meadow Bank Wharf.
Up to press time, Letlow was being treated in the GPHC’s Accident and Emergency Unit.
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