By Ramona Luthi
The suspected bandit who was shot and killed during a foiled robbery on Wednesday morning in Diamond, East Bank Demerara was positively identified as an Albouystown resident.
According to reports gathered he was identified as Elisha Simon De Florimonte, 20, of Hunter Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, by a close relative. He was shot twice to the neck by a licensed firearm holder when he attempted to break into the man’s home and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre.
It was reported that he and an accomplice, identified as a 27-year-old West Ruimveldt man, were attempting to gain entry into a home belonging to a miner in 5th Avenue Diamond New Housing Scheme when the man discharged a few rounds in their direction.
De Florimonte was fatally shot in the process. The accomplice was subsequently arrested and is expected to be charged shortly.