A gunman suspected to be a police officer is said to have caused panic on the Bypass in Monrovia on Monday afternoon, 31 July when he allegedly discharged a Guinean – made firearm after he allegedly caught his wife in extramarital affairs with another man.
A huge crowd was seen chasing the suspect on foot along with some police officers amidst traffic as he (suspect) threatens to shoot, while holding up the firearm. Sources in the community say the gunman fled from angry crowds following the shooting incident.
Some eye witnesses had alleged that the suspect had shot dead the man. Police authorities confirmed the incident, but say the suspect only fired the gun in the air upon catching his wife in extramarital affairs with a man. Police Spokesman Sam Collins told the NewDawn on Monday evening that the suspect has been arrested and is being held in police custody while investigation is being conducted.
Mr. Collins, however, dropped the line during the mobile phone interview upon being asked over the accuracy of claims by sources that the suspect is a police officer.
In addition to escaping further inquiry over the suspect’s alleged connection with the police force, Spokesman Collins also declines to provide the name of the man that he claims has already been arrested and held in custody at the Liberia National Police Headquarters over the shooting incident.
The police spokesman, however, insists that the suspect fired in the air, and adds that the man and woman that were allegedly caught in extramarital affairs have no wounds as a result of the shooting incident.
“I’m giving you my official response, okay. Nobody shot any man and woman; there’s no bullet wound on anybody. The discharge of the weapon was done in the air so nobody got shot anywhere. You can go to the house and ask the people [that are] there now”, Mr. Collins says.
Mr. Collins confirms that police’s initial information is that the suspect met his wife in extramarital affairs with another man, but says he did not shoot anybody.-Edited by Othello B. Garblah