Police launches investigation into seawall shootings, Coroner’s inquest to follow

DPI, GUYANA, Thursday, March 29, 2018

An investigation has been launched into the recent shooting of three alleged bandits at the Kitty, seawalls on March 15 2018.

At today’s post-Cabinet press briefing, State Minister, Joseph Harmon made the announcement, noting that the Cabinet was informed of this development by Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan at Tuesday’s meeting of the Cabinet.

A Coroner’s inquest will also be launched into the killings by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), which Minister Harmon said is in keeping with the Coroners Act Chapter 4:03.

Following a meeting of the National Security Committee, President David Granger ordered that the Guyana Police Force (GPF) launch an investigation to determine the circumstances under which the suspects were shot and killed.

The president, while addressing the matter, said this is now a standard of the Police and Defence Forces when persons die of unnatural causes.

According to the GPF, ranks conducted an intelligence operation which led to the three suspected bandits being trailed from a city bank.

After being cornered in the vicinity of the seawalls, the men allegedly opened fire on the police, who returned fire killing the three men.

Dead are Dextroy Cordis, Kwame Assanah, and Errol Adams.

 

By: Stacy Carmichael

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