Commissioner of Police (ag) Nigel Hoppie and Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum today met with the family of 29-year-old businessman Orin Boston, who was shot dead during a police operation during the wee hours of today.
The senior police officials ventured to the community of Dartmouth, Essequibo Coast where residents were involved in protests over the businessman’s killing.
“No stone will be left unturned,” the Top Cop told reporters following the meeting with the now dead man’s family.
“I have already instructed the Office responsible for Professional Responsibility to undertake an investigation immediately and I need a comprehensive investigation to be done,” the Police Commissioner said.
The GPF had released a statement explaining that ranks were conducting an “anti-crime” operation at around 04:00hrs today when a confrontation ensued between them and the businessman.
During the confrontation, police said the businessman was shot to his upper left arm and that he was taken to the Suddie Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The man’s killing has already triggered massive protests in the village with residents burning tyres and blocking streets, demanding justice.
Boston was a father of two and the owner of the “Ease Meh Stress” bar.