Gunman killed, several arrested after Alpha Hotel shootout

first_imgOne man suspected to be a known criminal was on Thursday afternoon fatally shot during an exchange ofThe scene on Thursday afternoongunfire between Police ranks and bandits at Ogle, East Coast Demerara.The dead man was identified as 51-year-old Nigel Joseph of South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. He was reportedly shot to the abdomen and was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. In addition, at least three others were arrested. They are currently being interrogated by Police.Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum, when contacted, told media operatives that the Police received information about a large-scale drug transaction and went to the location to investigate. While there, they realised that the information was true and immediately came under fire.C (East Coast Demerara) Division Commander Marlon Chapman confirmed that the shootout occurred about 16:30h at the Alpha Hotel, Ogle. He said the Police were conducting an operation in the area when they came under fire from the men who were occupying a room at the hotel.Chapman revealed that the Police returned fire, hitting the man who later succumbed. As the Police moved in, he related, the others attempted to escape, but were cornered and arrested.The Police have since recovered an unlicensed firearm at the scene.Chapman also confirmed that none of the Police ranks were injured during the shootout which lasted some 15 minutes.last_img read more

IOWA LOTTERY FRAUD SUSPECT PLEADS GUILTY

first_imgA former lottery computer programmer has pleaded guilty in Iowa to running a criminal scheme that allowed him to collect millions of dollars in lottery winnings in four other states.Former Multi-State Lottery Association security director Eddie Tipton on Thursday admitted that he manipulated the computer software he designed, allowing him to provide winning numbers to his brother and others.Iowa lottery C-E-O Terry Rich talked about the pending plea earlier this week:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/LOTTERY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…..will be solved. :09Assistant Iowa Attorney General Rob Sand says Tipton, his brother Tommy Tipton and Texas businessman Robert Rhodes will repay $2.2 million in prizes they improperly claimed in Colorado, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Kansas:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/LOTTERY2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….most cases though. :21Iowa prosecutors will ask for a 25-year prison sentence for Eddie Tipton.Tommy Tipton also pleaded guilty Thursday in Iowa and was sentenced to 75 days in jail.Radio Iowalast_img read more