Businessmen arrested for shooting at cops

first_imgTwo businessmen are expected to face the full brunt of the law after they were accused of assaulting Police Officers, damaging a vehicle belonging to the Guyana Police Force, discharging a loaded firearm and obstructing the Officers from executing their duties.The incident occurred about 20:00h on Sunday evening at Battery Road, Kingston, Georgetown.Guyana Times was told that two Police ranks were responding to a report of simple larceny in Kingston and while on their way, they stopped an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) after they realised that it did not have registration plates.However, while engaging that driver, the two businessmen appeared at the scene and obstructed the ranks from performing their duties. The men were reportedly hostile to the ranks and as such, they were forced to call for backup.During the commotion, the ATV driver drove away. By this time, one of the suspects allegedly assaulted one of the ranks and kicked a rear light on the GPF’s vehicle causing it to break. The other suspect then pointed a gun at the ranks and subsequently discharged several rounds into the air.The two businessmen then left the scene in a motor car. Subsequently, the vehicle was intercepted and searched. The driver was found with a .32 Pistol along with five rounds of ammunition.He was asked to produce a licence showing that he had permission to carry the firearm, but instead he drove off, leaving the gun with the Police. The other suspect was detained.The gun-wielding suspect, however, turned up on Monday at the Brickdam Police Station with the licence for the firearm. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more