KEVIN Andries, 34, of Grove Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was shot dead by police in the wee hours of Monday after law enforcement responded to a report that he and another suspect were in motor vehicle PVV 5380 with stolen items.
“About 02:50hrs Monday, police ranks came under gunfire at Golden Grove, EBD, during efforts to apprehend two male suspects. The police returned fire, fatally wounding one of the men who has been identified as a known character,” police headquarter noted in a statement.
According to the police, ranks were on mobile patrol duty on East Bank Demerara when they responded to a report received, via the radio communications network, in relation to a motor vehicle bearing registration plate PVV 5380, with suspected stolen items.
The suspected vehicle was subsequently seen in the Diamond, EBD area and was pursued by the ranks.
The vehicle, police said sped away into an access street at Golden Grove, EBD, where two men exited, one of whom opened fire on the police.
The police returned fire hitting Andries. The other man escaped while Andries was taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he succumbed while receiving medical treatment.
A .32 spent shell was recovered by the police and motor vehicle PVV 5380 has been taken into police custody as investigations continue.