A licensed firearm holder turned himself in to police at the Brickdam Police Station yesterday morning, having been involved in an altercation with police ranks who made attempts to arrest him, after he was seen in a drunken state in the Battery Road, Kingston, Georgetown area, with a gun in his hand.
Police in a statement said, “Two businessmen have been detained following allegations of assaulting a peace officer, damage to property, discharging of a loaded firearm and obstructing the officers from executing their duties. The incident occurred about 20:00hrs last (Sunday) night at Battery Road, Kingston.”
Investigations revealed that two police ranks were responding to a report of simple larceny in Kingston when they stopped an ATV without registration plates and while engaging the driver, three men – two of whom are in custody – approached, obstructed the ranks from performing their duties, and behaved in a hostile manner towards the ranks who were forced to summoned for assistance.
As a result, the driver of the ATV drove away, while one of the suspects allegedly assaulted one of the ranks and violently kicked and damaged one of the rear lights of the force vehicle. The other suspect allegedly pointed a gun at the ranks and subsequently discharged several rounds into the air before driving away from the scene in a car.
The vehicle was shortly after intercepted with the two suspects and searched. The driver, who was found in possession of a .32 Pistol with five rounds, produced a licence to carry the said weapon, but fled the scene with his vehicle leaving the weapon with the police; his accomplice was promptly detained.
Two spent shells were found at the scene by investigators.
Up to late last night all the suspects were still in custody as police continue with their investigations. Charges are likely to be laid soon.
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