Shopkeeper uses bandit’s gun to kill him

Last Updated on Monday, 25 April 2016, 18:25 by Denis Chabrol

A businessman shot dead a bandit with the gun that was used by the intruder during the home-invasion at Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke-Linden Highway.

Police said that at about 8 O’clock Sunday night, April 24, 2016, Raphael “Scar” Armstrong c32 years, of Friendship, East Bank Demerara was killed.

At the time of the incident, police said he was armed with an unlicensed firearm when he another man entered the home of a shop-keeper and confronted him and his son in an attempted robbery.

During a scuffle ensued between the shop-keeper and Armstrong, the handgun fell to the ground and was retrieved by the shopkeeper. Using the same weapon, the shopkeeper shot Armstrong, police said. “The unlicensed firearm has been handed over to the police who are conducting investigations,” police said.

The accomplice fled.

Armstrong was pronounced dead on arrival at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, East Bank Demerara.