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City constable arrested following the fatal shooting of detainee 

A City Constabulary Lance Corporal has been taken into police custody following the fatal shooting of thirty-four-year-old Marlon Fredericks of Tiger Bay, which occurred about 13:15h Sunday (January 14) outside of the City Constabulary Outpost at Regent and Bourda, Georgetown. The deceased was the same individual who yesterday was involved in an incident with another rank of the said City Constabulary.
Enquiries disclosed that the victim who was in custody at the Outpost for assaulting a peace officer and simple larceny allegedly forced his way outside of the lockups when it was opened to let out another prisoner to use the toilet.
A struggle reportedly ensued between the victim and the lance corporal who tried to restrain him and in the process, the prisoner (victim) ran out the Outpost and was fatally shot once in the lower back by the Lance Corporal who was armed with a Service Pistol.
The body is presently at the Lyken Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem tomorrow.The weapon along with eight live rounds and a spent shell have been lodged as investigations continue.

Comments (2)

  • judgement

    These senseless killings by the police must stop. I saw a video of a policeman kicking and punching the deceased and he was not even raising his hand to protect himself. Had he done that maybe he would have been shot in cold blood. Shooting someone in the back is wrong especially when the person was not harmed and was not an immediate treat to the police. This is not saying anything positive about Guyana at all. Too many ignorant and literate young people in the police force. Better training is needed. These images are depicting Guyana in a negative way. God help Guyana

    Reply
  • judgement

    These senseless killings by the police must stop. I saw a video of a policeman kicking and punching the deceased and he was not even raising his hand to protect himself. Had he done that maybe he would have been shot in cold blood. Shooting someone in the back is wrong especially when the person was not harmed and was not an immediate treat to the police. This is not saying anything positive about Guyana at all. Too many ignorant and literate young people in the police force. Better training is needed. These images are depicting Guyana in a negative way. God help Guyana

    Reply

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