SHOTGUN FOUND BY POLICE, HUSBAND HAD THREATENED TO SHOOT WIFE WITH IT

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Police in Regional Division #9 found a shotgun on Tuesday after ranks responded to a report of alleged domestic violence committed on a 32-year-old Amerindian woman of Katoonarib Village, in Region 9, allegedly by her husband, a 30-year-old Amerindian farmer of the same village.

At about 15:45hrs on Tuesday, a Police Sergeant and a Constable went to the home of the victim who took the ranks to the kitchen of her one-storey wooden home.

She then showed them the one 20 gauge single-barrel shotgun with serial number 51 on metal part of frame, which was braced to a wall next to the gas stove along with one small black canvas bag which contained (3) 20 gauge empty cartridges.

The woman then indicated to the ranks that the said shotgun and empty cartridges were placed there by her husband. She also told the ranks that her husband threatened to shoot her with the said shotgun.

The police ranks then took possession of the shotgun and empty cartridges.

Police were unable to arrest the suspect and were told that he has since fled to neighbouring Brazil.

The shotgun and empty cartridges were taken to Lethem Police Station – and marked, sealed and lodged as exhibits.

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