Bandit injured during shootout with cops


…pensioner grazed by bullet

A BANDIT was shot and injured, while his accomplice escaped during a blazing gun battle with police in Agricola onTuesday afternoon. An elderly woman who was also accidentally grazed by a bullet during the crossfire is currently receiving medical attention at a private hospital.

In a statement police said acting on information ranks went to 4th Street, Agricola about 15:15h Tuesday where on arrival they were confronted by two armed male suspects, one in possession of a shotgun with its barrel sawn off and the other with a handgun.
“They opened fire on the lawmen who adapted tactical positions and returned fire,” police said in a statement. According to the police, during the exchange the suspect with the shotgun was injured and was apprehended and the weapon retrieved. However, the other suspect managed to elude the ranks, the police statement added. The injured suspect was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he is being prepared to undergo surgery.

Meanwhile, police said 63-year-old housewife, Parmaldai called Galo, of 124 Caesar Street, Agricola who was resting in a hammock next to where the shooting took place was grazed by a stray bullet. She was taken to the East Bank Demerara (EBD) Public Hospital at Diamond) where she was treated and sent away. However, her relatives took her to a private hospital where she is admitted. “The Police Force wishes her a speedy recovery,” the release stated.
The injured suspect was wanted for discharging of a loaded firearm at Grove EBD, on July 5,2017.