The woman who was shot accidentally has been identified as 54-year-old Jean Rodriguez. At the time, Rodriguez, her husband Anthony Persaud and three children, all of Crane Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara, were on their way to a ‘wake house’ in Grove on the East Bank of Demerara, when the tragedy struck.
It is alleged that at approximately 17:00hrs yesterday afternoon, the Police Officer identified only as ‘George’ gave chase to the suspected teen bandit.
According the reports, the Police Officer has resorted to taking the spotlight off of himself by claiming that it was the bandit who shot the woman and not himself. However, the family of the woman are contending that it was George who shot Rodriguez.
An investigation has been launched into the matter. (Ramona Luthi)