The bandit who died last evening after being shot at in Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke/Linden Highway when he entered the home of a shop-keeper has been identified as Raphael Armstrong called “Scar” of Friendship, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
Reports are that “Scar” along with an accomplice confronted the shopkeeper and his son when they invaded the family’s home as they attempted to rob them.
However, a scuffle ensued between the shop-keeper and Armstrong which resulted in the bandit’s firearm falling to the ground. The shopkeeper swiftly retrieved the weapon and fired shots at the 32-year-old Armstrong hitting him a number of times about his body.
INews was told that Armstrong’s accomplice fled the scene and managed to make good his escape.
The police were subsequently notified about the incident and Armstrong was taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, EBD, where he was pronounced Dead On Arrival (DOA).
Meanwhile, the unlicensed firearm was handed over to the police who are presently conducting investigations into the matter. Armstrong’s accomplice is yet to be apprehended.