Men in Saturday night shooting were previously indicted; third bandit denies knowing the other two

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By Kurt Campbell

Alleged bandit: 19-year-old Mark Anthony Joseph was shot dead by the police.
Dead bandit: 19-year-old Mark Anthony Joseph was shot dead by the police.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The third man – Mario Gouveia – in Saturday night’s (October 12) shooting incident with Police is currently resting in a stable condition, under police guard at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).

Gouveia along with two other males – suspected to be bandits – were shot multiple times by police ranks on patrol in Georgetown allegedly while they were attempting to commit a robbery, an allegation the three men’s parents along with Gouveia denied to be true.

Dead are 19-year-old Mark Anthony Joseph and 20-year old Jermaine Canterbury a.k.a known as ‘chow’ both of lot 19 Hogg Street, Albouystown, Georgetown.

Despite the denial of the men of being involved in an attempted robbery at the time of the shooting, iNews has however confirmed that the men were all previous arrested by police on robbery and attempted robbery charges.

As a matter of fact, Gouveia currently has an attempted robbery case in the court.

Mario Gouveia is nursing gun shot injuries at the GPH after being shot by the Police during an attempted robbery/ [iNews' Photo]
Mario Gouveia is nursing gun shot injuries at the GPH after being shot by the Police during an attempted robbery/ [iNews’ Photo]
When iNews visited the hospital on Sunday October 13, the injured Gouveia denied knowing the other two men. However, iNews was reliably informed that the men are all related and reside in the same community. Gouveia sustained gunshot injuries to the head and body.

The parents of the three men all said they were so far given no explanation by the police indicating what exactly took place.

iNews understands that the men were about to commit a robbery when the police ranks on patrol gave chase after them. They were cornered on South Road between Camp and Alexander Streets, Georgetown in the vicinity of K&VC hotel.

The parents of the dead men. [iNews' Photo]
The parents of the dead men. [iNews’ Photo]
Police Statement:

Acting on information received of a planned robbery on an occupant of the K&VC Hotel, South Road, Georgetown, police ranks staked out the building during last night Saturday October 12, 2013.

At about 20:30h, the police observed a motor car bearing registration number PPP 8539 which drove up and stopped in Alexander Street. Three men exited the vehicle and subsequently proceeded towards the K&VC Hotel. The police challenged the men who opened fire on them, and the ranks returned fire.

During the exchange of gunfire Jermaine Canterbury called “Chow”, 21 years, of Hogg Street, Albouystown; and Mark Anthony Joseph called “Two Grand”, 19 years, also of Hogg Street, Albouystown, were fatally shot. Mario Gouveia, 19 years, of James Street, Albouystown, was shot and injured to his face and is a patient under guard at the GPHC.

The police recovered an unlicensed .32 revolver with two live rounds and one spent shell, and an unlicensed .38 snub-nose revolver with three live rounds and three spent shells.

The arms and ammunition recovered by the police from the scene at South Road, Georgetown. Included is a female wig that was found on one of the men.
The arms and ammunition recovered by the police from the scene at South Road, Georgetown. Included is a female wig that was found on one of the men.

The motor car that the three men arrived in was driven away by a suspected accomplice and has not yet been located.

Jermaine Canterbury was released from prison on March 27, 2012, on bail in the sum of $100,000.00, after being charged with robbery under arms committed on Rajendra Singh of First Choice Jewellery Store and Pawn Shop during May 2010.

Mark Anthony Joseph was released from prison on January 22, 2013, on bail in the sum of $150,000.00, after being charged with robbery under arms committed on Andrew Yaw in December 2012.

Mario Gouveia was released from prison on May 06, 2013, on bail in the sum of $200,000.00, after being charged with robbery under arms committed on Cecil Gajadhar on March 25, 2013.

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