Cop being detained after Soesdyke club shooting

A police constable is under close arrest after he allegedly discharged a loaded firearm during a dispute at a nightclub at Soesdyke in the wee hours of yesterday morning.

A friend of the constable, who had a misunderstanding with a teenager over a young woman, was taken into custody

Sunday Stabroek was told that the shooting occurred around 1.30 am yesterday at the ‘A1 Night Club,’ located at Lot 19 Soesdyke Back Road, East Bank Demerara.

Following the dispute between the constable’s friend and the youth, the policeman, who is stationed at ‘F’ Division headquarters, allegedly whipped out the firearm and discharged around into the floor at the night club.

The policeman and his friend then both joined a car and fled but they were both held along the Soesdyke Public Road yesterday afternoon and told of the allegation, which they have since denied.

The constable was placed under close arrest while his friend was taken into custody.

A search was conducted on their persons and at homes for the firearm which was used during the shooting but ranks came up empty-handed.

A warhead was, however, found at the night club.

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