- in Freeman Street robbery
Three persons from East La Penitence, Georgetown have been taken into custody in connection with the Sunday morning robbery at Lot 194 Freeman Street, East La Penitence that resulted in the death of Berbice businessman Fazal Saheed.
One of these men has since confessed to the crime, while the other two are assisting with Police investigations.
Charges are expected to be laid soon, according to information.
A post-mortem conducted on Fazal Saheed showed that he died as a result of haemorrhage due to multiple gunshot wounds. The businessman had been a manufacturer of sauces and spices. He leaves to mourn his wife and son.
Meanwhile, his brothers: Shalim Saheed, 53, of the United States of America and Tallim Saheed, 50, of Toronto, Canada, remain warded at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), where they are receiving medical attention. Shalim Saheed is still listed as critical.
Tallim Saheed was shot in the shoulder, with the bullet exiting under his armpit, and Shalim Saheed had several gunshot wounds to his stomach.
Along with several other relatives, Tallim and Shalim Saheed had arrived in Guyana from the US and Canada for the first death anniversary memorial service of their late father. It is believed that the house was targeted because of the influx of foreigners.
According to Police, two masked men, one armed with a handgun, had carried out the attack.
Investigations have so far revealed that the bandits gained access into the house via a door that was left open, and they surprised their victims, who were in the living room area. They then relieved them of their jewellery, and discharged several rounds at the brothers before fleeing the scene.
The Police were then alerted, and the victims were rushed to the GPHC, where Fazal was pronounced dead on arrival, Talim was treated and warded, while Shalim had to undergo emergency surgery, and is listed as critical.
The Police have retrieved several spent shells at the scene, and investigations are ongoing.