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2 men shot by cops during gun find at Agricola

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…suspects resisted arrest, attacked police with cutlass

Two men were shot by police, and an illegal firearm and ammunition were recovered during an operation at Brutus Street, Agricola, East Bank Demerara (EBD), on Saturday night.
According to reports, police acting on information received went to Brutus Street at about 22:00h, where they seized an unlicensed 9mm pistol from a 31-year-old unemployed man. The Agricola resident allegedly resisted arrest. He, along with another man who attempted to attack one of the police officers with a cutlass, were shot in the left knee and left ankle, respectively.

The gun and ammunition that was found by Police in Agricola

When the police arrived, they saw the 31-year-old resident sitting in front of his premises with several other men. The officers approached him and informed him that they had received information that he possessed an illegal firearm. They requested to search him, but he refused and began behaving hostilely.
As the officers attempted to search him, he allegedly reached into his pants, pulled out a 9mm pistol, and pointed it at the officers. One of the officers, armed with a service pistol, fired a round in his direction, hitting him in the knee. The man fell to the ground, and the firearm fell next to him. The officer secured the gun, but as they tried to place the injured man in a police vehicle to take him to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), a large hostile crowd gathered.
Persons in the crowd managed to take the injured man away from the police, place him in a white Axio motorcar, PAD 7596, and attempted to escape. The police called for assistance, and a team from the Tactical Services Unit responded and attempted to apprehend the man.
During this time, another man from the crowd, armed with a cutlass, rushed towards a police officer and attempted to chop him. The officer discharged a round in his direction, hitting him in the left ankle.
Both injured men were eventually escorted to the GPHC, where they are receiving treatment under police guard. The firearm found in the 31-year-old’s possession was processed. The magazine was ejected, containing 12 rounds of 9mm ammunition. Investigations are ongoing. (G9)

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