“Cash Money” shot dead, accomplice beaten

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 August 2016, 12:39 by Denis Chabrol

One man was shot dead and another beaten by public spirited citizens, after the fled from police who were summoned to probe their suspicious activity at a shop at Johanna, East Bank Demerara.

Dead is 21-year old Seon “Cash Money” Clarke of Old Road, Land of Canaan. The injured person was not named by the Guyana Police Force. He was treated at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation and released into police custody.

Police did not say whether the persons who shot Clarke and beat  his accomplice have been arrested.

They were beaten at Pearl Village, East Bank Demerara at about 11:30 Saturday night,  more than seven hours after they were seen acting suspiciously at a grocery store at Johanna, East Bank Demerara.

Investigators have so far found out that that at about 2 PM Saturday, Clarke and the other man went into a grocery store at Johanna  and were observed by the proprietor behaving suspiciously.

“The proprietor made his way to the public road and alarmed a policeman who was passing at the time; the police responded and in the process, he summoned other policemen.

The men fled into the bushes, and during the process, two loud explosions were heard. A search was conducted but they were not found,” the Guyana Police Force said in a statement.

Police were told that at about 11:30 Saturday night, members of the community spotted the men on the Pearl Public Road and apprehended them. During the process, it was alleged that one of the public spirited citizens shot Clarke and inflicted a beating on his accomplice.

“The men were handed over to the police, who rushed them to the Diamond Public Hospital, where Clarke was pronounced dead on arrival, whilst his accomplice was treated and sent away. He had since been taken into police custody and is assisting with the investigation,” police said.