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Updated: One shot dead, two arrested, another on the run

Kirk Bacchus

The man, who was killed by police Monday morning in Meten Meer Zorg, West Coast Demerara was a key suspect in the robbery-murder of an East Coast Demerara businessman seven years.

He has been indentified as Kirk Bacchus of Paradise Village, East Coast Demerara. Two other persons have been arrested and the manhunt continues for a fourth person who is armed, police said in a statement.

Two cars and one 9 MM pistol with two live rounds were seized during the operation.

Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said police mounted an operation at Kastev Housing Scheme after receiving intelligence.

Persaud said Kirk Bacchus was wanted for the murder of businessman, Lakeram ‘Rambo’ Mc Kenzie in Enterprise, East Coast Demerara in 2006.  Kirk’s brother, Ryan, was freed on April 26 from a charge of murder.

The Chief of Criminal Investigations believed that those caught might have been part of a gang that killed Vijay Namdar at his Meten-Meer-Zorg home on September 11.

Police force spokesman, Ivelaw Whittaker said the police staked out an area at Kastev.
 
At about 10 AM two motor vehicles, bearing number plates HB 7644 and PPP 9366, drove up and four men, two of whom were armed with handguns, exited the vehicles, he said.
 
Whittaker said police ranks challenged the men who opened fired on them. “The police returned fire fatally wounding” Bacchus, he said.

At the time, Bacchus was wearing a T-shirt with “GPL” and “Guyana Power and Light”, to indicate that he might have been associated with the power company as a meter reader.