Police shootout leaves three dead.
Romario Gouveia the third suspected bandit in last Saturday night’s South road police shooting incident succumbed to his wounds at the GPHC this morning. Family members are baffled over what they described as his unexpected demise.
The young man was a key witness to the police’s fatal shooting of two other Albouystown youths Mark Joseph and Jermaine Canterbury. Gouveia’s father said he found it strange that after his son spoke to the press and was schedule to speak to his lawyer today he was silenced.
The young man was shot in the face in what the police say was an exchange of gunfire. That incident also left two Albouystown youths dead. The police said that the youths shot at them and that they were planning a robbery at the K&VC hotel on Saturday.
There are conflicting stories surrounding the shooting incident some eyewitnesses are saying that the men were unarmed when the police shot them.
Commissioner of Police Leroy Brumell is calling on eyewitnesses to come forward and give statements to the police.
In Albouystown today relatives of Mark Joseph and his cousin Jermaine Canterbury told the media that the men should have been given a chance. The family said the post mortem examination conducted on the body of the men indicated that they both died from multiple gunshot wounds.
They say that the men were no angels and are refuting the police account that the men were carrying a gun at the time of the shooting incident.
And the police were back in Hogg Street Albouystown this morning in another operation. The lawmen detained several persons and took away two motor cycles while conducting an extensive search on this building for several minutes.