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Region 1 man killed by Police

first_imgA Yarakita, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini) man was on Tuesday shot dead by a Police Constable.Dead is Shaka Bourne. Reports are the now dead man pointed a loaded firearm at the Police Constable, who was responding to calls made by residents of threats being made.Guyana Times understands that the Constable, who was armed with a service revolver, responded about 19:45h.This publication was told that the Policeman went to Bourne’s home at Yarakita Village, and upon noticing the cop, the suspect immediately drew a loaded unlicensed revolver, threatening to shoot the Constable.According to a statement from the Guyana Police Force, the Policeman “instinctively discharged a round from his service revolver hitting him in the head”.After being shot, the man was disarmed by the Constable, picked up and rushed to Mabaruma Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.His body is presently at the Hospital’s Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination. The Police have since recovered a .38 revolver that was loaded with five rounds. Both the dead man’s weapon and the Constable’s service weapon were lodged at the Police Station. An investigation has reportedly been launched into the incident by Divisional Commander, Senior Superintendent Ravindradat Budhram.last_img

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