KEVIN Andries, 35, who was killed Monday at Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD), in a confrontation with police, died as a result of perforation of blood vessels in the groin area due to gunshot injury, according to an autopsy done on Wednesday.
The autopsy noted that Andries was shot on the left side of the buttocks and the bullet exited his left side pelvic area, damaging several blood vessels. The body was then handed over to relatives for burial.
Andries of Grove Housing Scheme, 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.
According to the police, ranks were on mobile patrol duty on East Bank Demerara when they responded to a report via 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.
Police had noted that a .32 spent shell was recovered and motor vehicle PVV 5380 was taken into police custody as investigations continue.