A Policeman was stabbed to death to while two others were injured during an attempt to arrest a rape suspect at Matthews Ridge, Region One (Barima-Waini).
Dead is Sergeant Linden La Rose. Reports reaching Guyana Times indicate that La Rose was stabbed to his neck at about 17:30h on Tuesday. The two other injured ranks were stabbed to their chest and hands as they attempted to arrest the suspect. This newspaper was told that the ranks went to arrest the suspect after a juvenile reported that he had raped her.
Police in a statement on Tuesday stated that ranks stationed at Matthews Ridge, NWD, went to arrest Dennis Marks who was wanted pending investigations into a report of alleged rape.
“During efforts to arrest him Dennis Marks attacked the ranks with a knife, stabbing Sergeant 16934 Linden La Rose to his neck and two other ranks to their chest and right hand, respectively. He was subsequently shot by a rank to his right foot.”
Sergeant La Rose was pronounced DOA at the Matthews Ridge Hospital, the police statement said, noting that Marks was also treated and sent away and is in police custody.
Meanwhile, Regional Chairman Brentnol Ashley on his Facebook page has expressed condolences to the family and friends of the late La Rose.
“I had the honour of working with him and would have found him to be a well-mannered and disciplined individual who had a passion for community development. At this time let our prayers be with his family and the two other ranks and their families who was also injured,” Ashley said in his post. (More details of this story will be published in tomorrow’s edition of Guyana Times)