CID investigating conflicting reports of Diamond shootout – Police Commissioner

The house where the shootout occurred. [iNews' Photo]
Commissioner of Police, Leroy Brumell
Commissioner of Police, Leroy Brumell

[]The police are trying to clear the air with respect to the shooting at Diamond/Grove, East Bank Demerara on Saturday night which saw the demise of two suspected bandits.

On Monday, December 9, Crime Chief Seelall Persaud in an invited comment told the media that the men were shot in the yard of the businessman.

The police had earlier reported that the suspected bandits were challenged when they were seen approaching on foot.

“The men were approaching on foot in the yard and the police challenged them because the police were also in yard,” the Crime Chief said.

Additionally, Commissioner of Police Leroy Brumell confirmed that the Police Office for Professional Responsibility and the Criminal Investigation Department are conducting investigations into the conflicting reports which have surfaced with respect to the shooting.

Brumell said that thus far he received no new information from the investigators but is likely to have some information before the day is out.

On Sunday residents, began voicing concerns with the police account of what happened in Saturday night when the police and two suspected bandits traded bullets in what the police said was a robbery attempt on a gold miner.

The police claimed that they received a tip off and waited for the men to arrive and when they arrived, opened fire on the police after they ended up in each other’s path.



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