A policeman was forced to open fire on a man he had confronted yesterday afternoon, when the man tried to disarm him.
The man has been identified as 27-year-old Akeem Rajkumar called “Barney” of 63 Leopold Street.
According to information received, ranks at the Brickdam Police Station received information that the suspect had a firearm on him at a shop in Leopold Street, and he was carrying out a demonstration for his friends.
When the ranks arrived at the location around 16:30hrs, they spotted Rajkumar and a group of young men liming at the said shop.
On seeing the lawmen, the suspect reportedly passed the weapon to an individual next to him, and then began throwing bricks at the ranks when they approached him.
As a result of this, two of the policemen rushed toward Rajkumar to arrest him—it was during this process that the suspect tried to disarm one of them which resulted in him being shot to the left foot.
When this newspaper visited the hospital yesterday, he was being treated, under police guard, at the Georgetown Public Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Unit.
Investigations are ongoing.
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