Drunk miner shot at Kumaka after confrontation with policeman
At about 2345h. last night, the police responded to a report received that a man was at the Kumaka Waterfront, NWD discharging rounds from a firearm and threatening to kill persons.
A statement from the police said that upon arrival the policeman, who was armed with his service revolver, saw miner Randy Edwards, 27 years, of Yarakita, NWD, and who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, in a shop armed with an unlicensed shotgun.
The statement said that the policeman confronted Edwards in efforts to retrieve the firearm and to arrest him, and a struggle ensued between them during which Edwards was shot and injured to his back.
Edwards has been referred to the GPHC after receiving initial medical treatment at the Mabaruma Hospital.
The unlicensed shotgun was recovered by the police as the investigations continue.