MMC security guard shot dead by colleague

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 September 2016, 13:50 by Denis Chabrol

An MMC Security Guard shot and killed one of his colleagues at the security guard’s service’s headquarters at Happy Acres, East Coast Demerara.

The incident occurred at about 8 O’clock Saturday morning. The victim has been identified as 36-year old Vibert Verwayne of 710 Block 8, Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo.

Police investigators said the incident stemmed from an altercation over the assailant’s daughter. “Initial enquiries revealed that the deceased was in the company of several other employees when the suspect armed with a shotgun, approached in a rage, accusing the deceased and others of making ill remarks about his daughter; in the process, he discharged the shotgun,” the Guyana Police Force said in a statement.

Verwayne sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his neck and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

One other employee received shotgun injuries to his left hand and is receiving medical attention.

Police said the 24-year old male suspect, who is a security guard of MMC Security Service, is in custody as police continue investigation in the fatal shooting of Verwayne.