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A 25-year-old woman was on Tuesday night shot in the abdomen by the Regional Executive Officer of Region Nine, Karl Singh.
Injured woman, Gladys Emmanuel was in his vehicle at the time. Police classified the shooting as attempted murder.
Police in a press release said that investigations disclosed that the victim was in the company of the said suspect in his motor pickup when she was allegedly shot to the region of her abdomen.
She was taken to the Lethem Regional Hospital by the suspect where an immediate surgery was performed and her condition is now regarded as stable.
Police have been unable to interview the victim due to her condition.
The suspect, a 33-year-old man was arrested and escorted to Lethem Police Station and his licensed firearm seized and lodged.