Larceny suspect who pulled cutlass on Police ranks shot during efforts to arrest him

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The Guyana Police Force’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) is conducting investigations into a shooting incident that occurred at South Amelia’s Ward, Linden, Region 10 on Wednesday, December 01, 2021.

As a result, 36-year-old Marlon Brewster was shot by the Police during efforts to arrest him. On the day in question, two uniformed ranks responded to a report of alleged simple larceny of a generator in which Brewster was identified as the suspect.  

When they arrived at his residence, Brewster was informed of the allegation against him whereupon he began to verbally threaten the ranks. He then armed himself with a cutlass and attacked the ranks, causing them to retreat and seek Police assistance.

Ranks of a Divisional Anti-Crime Patrol responded and managed to take away the cutlass from Brewster. He, however, continued verbally abusing and threatening the ranks while at the same time hurling beer bottles at them.

Brewster subsequently broke two bottles and attacked one of the ranks during which he was shot to his body, but managed to escape. His premises was searched and the stolen generator was found. 

Two brush-cutter machines and a stereo speaker that are suspected to be stolen or unlawfully obtained, 115 grammes of marijuana, and a utensil used for smoking marijuana were also found.

Brewster was later found at the Linden Hospital Complex where he is under Police guard.

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