Tuesday, February 20, 2018

OCNFB questions Gordon over missing gun

INTEGRITY COMMISSION chairman Ken Gordon has been fully co-operative with members of the Organised Crime Narcotics and Firearms Bureau (OCNFB) who are investigating an incident in which Gordon lost his loaded .38 handgun on Carnival Monday.

There is the possibility that, pending the outcome of the investigation, Gordon can be charged with neglecting to secure the handgun and ammunition, said police.

Officers said Gordon, 82, was interviewed by detectives on Wednesday on the circumstances under which the gun was lost and "he was very co-operative".

The gun was found by a schoolboy moments after it went missing and handed over to police.

Around 5 p.m. on Monday, police said, Gordon had parked his vehicle close to the Brian Lara Cancer Foundation in Woodbrook and went to look at the Carnival activities.

Detectives said Gordon later returned to his vehicle and drove off before noticing the gun was missing. He carried out a search of the car, but it was nowhere to be found before returning to where he had earlier parked.

Gordon, police said, carried out another search in the area where he had parked but could not find the gun, before making a report at St James Police Station.

Minutes before he returned to the Cancer Centre, officers said the schoolboy found the weapon at the side of the road and handed it over to police who were on patrol.

The gun was loaded with five rounds of ammunition. It has since been handed over to OCNFB officers pending the outcome of the investigation.