TWO armed bandits killed a Guyhoc Park, East La Penitence, Georgetown mechanic Saturday morning after a home invasion.
Dead is Reginald Otelo Atherley, 44, called “Reggie” or “Diesel Boss” of Lot ‘G’ 26 Sammon Street, Guyoc Park. He was allegedly shot twice to the chest with a .32 revolver and died in his home.
Atherley, a father of five, lived with his reputed wife, Roxanne Crawford, and their nine-year-old daughter in a one-storey flat concrete house.
Reports indicate that the bandits visited the house around 04:10hrs on Saturday morning.
The bandits allegedly gained access to the house after one of them removed multiple louvre windows and entered the building. That bandit reportedly found the keys to the front door which he opened for his accomplices.
The man’s wife was allegedly confronted by two of the bandits, who were both armed with handguns, in her bedroom.
She raised an alarm which awakened her husband. The man instinctively rushed toward the bandits and was shot multiple times.
After the shooting, the bandits fled the home, making good their escape on foot.
Neighbours and public-spirited citizens assisted with carrying the mechanic to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Police visited the scene and found several .32 spent shells and one live .32 round.
Meanwhile, Atherley’s mother, who was traumatised at the sight of her son’s lifeless body, said she could not comprehend why someone would want to kill her son since he had troubles with no one.
The woman said she was asleep in the front house and was awakened by the sound of gunshots.
“Is over a dozen shots, I thought it was a neighbour being robbed but then I hear was my daughter-in-law screaming that my son get shoot; by the time I reach, he was already dead,” she said.
She continued: “This doesn’t look like a robbery, they didn’t even ask for anything, they just killed him.”
Residents said the mechanic was operating his shop for the past three years.