Man, who allegedly drew gun and threatened to shoot policeman, shot dead

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 16:15 by Denis Chabrol

A Yarakita, North West District, Region One resident who allegedly pointed a loaded firearm at a police constable, was shot and killed by the same policeman with his service revolver about 07:45 Tuesday morning at Yarakita Village, the Guyana Police Force said.

“Enquiries disclosed that a Police Constable armed with a Service Revolver responded to several reports, including threats made against Shaka Bourne, age unknown, by members of the Community.

Shaka Bourne (deceased) on seeing the police rank, immediately drew a loaded unlicensed revolver, threatening to shoot the Constable, who instinctively  discharged a round from his service revolver hitting him in the head,” police said in a statement.

He was disarmed and rushed to the Mabaruma Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. His body is presently at the Hospital’s Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.

Police said the unlicensed .38 Revolver with five live matching rounds as well as the service weapon used by the policeman have been lodged.

A thorough investigation into the incident has since been launched by Divisional Commander, Senior Superintendent Ravindradat Budhram, the Guyana Police Force said.