77 Year Old Shot and Killed for His Jewellery
A seventy-seven year old overseas man was today robbed and shot. Confirmed dead is Benjamin Nurse of 6th Street Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank of Demerara. The incident occurred at one of his properties in Freeman Street East La Penitence.
The man was at the time overseeing some renovation work at his property. The elderly man was approached by two men who were armed and demanded that he handed over his jewellery. According to an eyewitness Nurse tried to fight off the men and was shot during the scuffle.
The man’s sister said her brother’s death came as a shock since he was expected to leave the country to return to the United States on Sunday.
Nurse was taken to the accident and emergency unit after the shooting. The father of six was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.