(CMR) The police have cleared up rumors that a suspect was shot in an operation carried out in the Mahagony Drive area of Prospect earlier this afternoon.
Numerous rumors were in circulation that he “took out a machine gun” and shot at the police and that he was also shot and taken to the hospital for treatment. The police have confirmed that no shots were fired.
In an effort to quash the rumors the RCIPS have confirmed that a man was arrested Friday afternon shortly after 2:30 p.m. after officers carried out a proactive operation in relation to a shooting in West Bay last month.
A vehicle was stopped and a man, age 35 of George Town, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in relation to the aggravated burglary and shooting on Adonis Drive in West Bay, which took place on 26 June. He remains in custody as investigations continue.
In the incident officers responded to a report of an aggravated burglary involving a firearm at an address in West Bay around 3:45 a.m. It was reported that 3 males entered the residence brandishing a firearm at the occupant. The firearm was discharged during the incident and the occupant of the house sustained a single gunshot wound. He was transported by private vehicle for treatment.