[www.inewsguyana.com] – Police in a release last evening relayed different account, contrary to eyewitnesses report, of the shooting death of 34 – year – old Ryan Couchman of Diamond, East Bank Demerara.
The incident which is currently being investigated occurred at about 19:00 hours yesterday (Sunday January 04). The Police Force claimed that an armed policeman, in plain clothes, was attacked and robbed of his gold jewellery by three men at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara.
“During the robbery the policeman, who was being repeatedly assaulted by the perpetrators, discharged a round which fatally wounded Crouchman. The two accomplices managed to escape,” a police release stated.
However, iNews was reliably informed that Couchman along with the police and others were on their way home from the Creek when they decided to stop at the Soesdyke junction to have a few beers; however an argument ensued and the assailant left, went to his car and retrieved a gun.
Eyewitnesses said he then shot Couchman approximately four times at close range in his chest and abdomen.
The police man reportedly suffered injuries and is receiving medical treatment at the Diamond Diagnostic Center.
Ryan Crouchman is known to the police and has been previously charged on a number of occasions for robbery under arms.