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Alleged rapist shot by police in Berbice

Police in Berbice on Tuesday evening shot and injured 32 year-old Malcolm Henry at East Canefield, Canje during a confrontation.

Henry of Rosignol, West Bank Berbice is presently before the courts on two robbery under arms charges and is also under investigation for two incidents of alleged rape.

According to a police media release, officers were attempting to conduct a search on Henry who resisted and assaulted two unarmed Rural Constables, then pulled out a knife in the continuing attack. He was then shot to his left foot by an armed policeman.

Henry was initially treated at the New Amsterdam Hospital and referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he has been admitted under guard.

The two Rural Constables were treated at the New Amsterdam Hospital. The Police Office of Professional Responsibility is conducting investigations into the incident.

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