A man identified as 24-year old Elvis Fernandes, of Mandela Avenue, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was shot and killed during an argument with a minibus driver last night, police said.
The incident occurred at about 6:45PM on Mandela Avenue, Georgetown.
Police spokesman Ivelaw Whittaker said in a release that initial investigations have revealed that the driver of a mini-bus and the driver of a motor car had an argument earlier at Mandela Avenue as a result of a damage accident involving the two motor vehicles.
“The drivers of the two vehicles later crossed paths again along Mandela Avenue as the mini-bus stopped to put off a passenger and another argument arose. On this occasion Elvis Fernandes and a plain clothes policeman were in the motor car,” Whittaker said.
He said that Fernandes became involved in the argument along with the driver of the mini bus, during which he was shot to his chest by a man who was a passenger in the mini-bus and who had begun discharging rounds from a firearm.
“The policeman who was making efforts to pacify the situation responded and discharged a round from his service firearm which struck the armed man. The armed man, however, re-entered the mini-bus and was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital by the driver,”Whittaker said.
He has been identified as Lloyd Britton, 20 years, of Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara, and has been admitted a patient under guard at the hospital.
Fernandes was pronounced dead on arrival at the same institution.