[www.inewsguyana.com] – Alleged bandit, 26 – year – old Dexter Lindo of 28 Shell Road, Kitty died today [Sunday, August 24] at the Balwant Singh Hospital while receiving medical treatment for a gunshot wound he sustained on Saturday afternoon.
The Guyana Police Force noted that Lindo was shot by a license firearm holder after he and his accomplice attempted to rob Wayne Beverage Paradise stall at Merriman’s Mall, Bourda, Georgetown.
The owner raised an alarm and the two fled in a waiting car. They were tracked by the licensed firearm holder in his vehicle and who subsequently saw the getaway car at Light and Fifth Street, Alberttown.
The police noted that the licensed firearm holder confronted a man who had exited the car and entered a shop in the area, during which the man pulled out a firearm when he was shot to his abdomen by the licensed firearm holder.
The man however managed to escape on foot, but the unlicensed .32 Beretta Pistol with 4 rounds that he had in his possession was recovered and handed over to the police. He was later found at a private hospital.
Meanwhile, the father of the dead man has refuted claims that his son was a criminal and that he was associated with criminal elements.
During an interview with iNews today, he explained that a friend of his son had an issue with a female who is connected to the license firearm holder and that his son was not the intended target of the shooting.
The family was reluctant to share a photo of Lindo.