Bandit shot dead, accomplice injured; another on the run

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By Leroy Smith

Some relatives of the dead teen outside the Diamond Hospital. [iNews' Photo]
Some relatives of the dead teen outside the Diamond Hospital. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Eighteen – year – old Michael Grant, a suspected bandit of Agricola, East Bank Demerara is dead and his 19 – year – old accomplice, Curtis Castello also from Agricola , is nursing gunshot injuries to his neck and arm, while another managed to escape during an attempted robbery on Saturday, June 06.

According to information reaching iNews, the trio was on two motorcycles at a drinking spot at Grove,  East Bank of Demerara and attempted to rob a businessman of his gold chain.

One of the bandits fired shots at the businessman who returned fire with license firearm, hitting Grant and Castello. The men then fled the scene but dumped off Grant in front the Diamond Hospital, where he died.

Police set up roadblocks along the way and managed to apprehend an injured Castello, who is under guard at the Georgetown Public Hospital; however the third bandit managed to escape.

Police in a subsequent press release noted that at about 14: 30 hrs, a businessman, who is also a licensed firearm holder, was at a snackette at Grove when four men on two motor cycles drove up.

According to the police, one of the men who was armed with a handgun held up the businessman and took away his jewellery, during which he shot the victim to his left arm.

“The businessman however managed to discharge several rounds at the perpetrators…The businessman has been admitted to hospital for medical attention,” the police report noted.
One of the motor cycles has been detained by the police as the investigations continue.

11 COMMENTS

  1. WHY NO WORDS OF CONGRATS FROM THE GOVERNMENT TO THE MAN FOR DEFENDING HIMSELF AND SAVING HIS LIFE FROM THE THESE YOUNG MONSTERS THAT GRANGER WANTS TO RELEASE FROM JAILS

  2. Sly, what a disgrace to the church they are attending, wonder if the church is teaching them youths to go rob people, maybe the pastor is having a draw back. Let them go find a job, and work for their money. Easy life is easy death, they are now professional thieves. Big up kill the thieves. Thieving must stop.

  3. I hope the reletives of the dead teen are not looking for sympathy. Time for the thieving to stop and this guy is stopped.

  4. Way to go shoot n kilthem cause when u catch them they go to court n get bail n continue robbing ppl

  5. This is a businessman with the right to carry a license firearm, not like the many fools who just have firearms for style, Congrats to you SIR,,,job well done,,,

  6. These were simple church going peaceful youths wrongly accused and shot in cold blood. They were never convicted of any crime but paid the ultimate price and now labelled bandits. That’s how the young people are being treated.

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