A serving member said she lost faith in the police after her son was killed in a shootout at Mahaicony.
The woman who did not want her face to be shown because of her fear of victimization said the she has no plans fighting fire with fire. She said justice will be hard to get in her son’s shooting, but she feels there are many unanswered questions surrounding the shooting incident.
The police say that the 29 year old man from Alness Village Corentyne, Berbice and another man broke and entered the home of a min-bus driver of Good Faith Mahaicony.
According to the Police, ranks from Mahaicony Police Station responded to the report and during their investigations came under fire from two men who were in the area. The police returned fire and one of the men was fatally shot, while the other escaped into the backlands.
The police release say that A .32 snub-nose revolver and a 9mm. pistol were recovered at the scene by the police. A bag containing a pair of binoculars, a cell phone and a cap were also found.
The woman said her son spent the last seven years of his life in prison for trafficking in marijuana and only came out of prison last March.
She said her son left Berbice on Friday to look after his Identification card so he can get his drivers license. Relatives are saying that the police and eyewitnesses are giving different versions of the incident and they are looking for a thorough investigation to be conducted.
Hawker’s accomplice was taken into to police custody as the investigation continues into the matter.