‘Popcorn’ Shooting: Ammo, mask among items recovered by Police

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Shot Dead: Wanted man, Deodat ‘Popcorn’ Seecharran.
Shot Dead: Wanted man, Deodat ‘Popcorn’ Seecharran.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The police have recovered a haversack containing ten .32 rounds, a stocking mask and a camouflaged pants along with the two bicycles from the scene of the shooting, involving the now dead wanted man, Deodat ‘Popcorn’ Seecharran.

According a police statement, acting on information received, at about 23:15h on Sunday April 06, police ranks went to Back Street, Betsy Ground, Canje, Berbice, where two men were seen on bicycles.

“As the police approached, one of the men opened fire on them and the police returned fire. During the exchange Deodat Seecharran called “Popcorn” of Adelphi, East Canje, was shot and later pronounced dead on arrival at the New Amsterdam Hospital. His accomplice managed to escape,” the police statement noted.

Deodat Seecharran was on charges before the courts and was wanted pending investigations into two murders and a series of armed robberies.

The two murders were those of Devindra Deodat who was shot and killed at his home at Hampshire, Corentyne, on October 2, 2013 and Patricia Samaroo who was shot and killed at her home at Fyrish, Corentyne on March 7.

On June 05, 2012, Seecharran was charged with two counts of Robbery under Arms. He was subsequently placed on bail in the sum of $300,000 each on August 22, 2012.

On December 17, 2012, he was charged with attempt to commit a felony to wit Burglary, three counts of Discharging a Loaded Firearm with intent, Possession of Firearm without licence and Possession of Ammunition without licence.

On August 13, 2013, he was placed on bail in the sum of $100,000 on each charge. This was reduced to $50,000 on each charge on September 04, 2013, which was paid and he was released from prison.

According to the police, notices in relation to the dates of the continuing of the matters were sent to Deodat Seecharran and the bailer, but he failed to return to court.

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