ARRESTED: Anthony Macy
The Guyana Police Force is reporting that a man who shot at the police in Sophia while they were on patrol has since been arrested.
Anthony Macy was at the time riding a XR motorcycle when he committed the offence.
According to force, while in ‘E’ Field Sophia at around 14:30hrs, the police observed the suspect who was wanted for robbery.
“As the ranks attempted to pull over (stop) the motorcycle, the rider pulled out a dark-coloured object (suspected to be a firearm) from his pants waist, and allegedly discharged two rounds at the patrol vehicle. As a result, the driver of the police vehicle lost control and crashed into a culvert.” the police statement noted.
The ranks then exited the vehicle and pursue the suspect who while trying to escape, hit down a dog and fell off his motorcycle.
When the police closed in on him, a large hostile crowd then gathered around the suspect and aided his escape, the police said.
During the process the Police discharged rounds in the air and the crowd eventually dispersed.
The suspect was however, later apprehended at his home and is presently in police custody at the Brickdam Police Station.
While no one was seriously injured, the left side front of the Police vehicle was damaged.
“The Guyana Police Force is once again appealing to members of the public to refrain from such actions which may lead to unnecessary and unwanted confrontations between the public and police ranks. The GPF is urging the public to co-operate with members of the Force in the execution of their duties and to maintain law and order.” The force stated.
This posture can only improve the relationship between the Community and the Police to create a safer community for all. The Guyana Police Force concluded.