Taxi Driver attacks policeman, shoots woman before turning gun on himself


crime[] – Forty – six – year old Taxi Driver, Samuel La Fleur shot himself in the head yesterday after he went berserk discharging several rounds in Prospect, East Bank Demerara.

Before he killed himself, the man attacked a policeman, who is a licensed firearm holder and took away his gun. He used the gun and shot 32 – year – old Onika Lyttle before shooting himself.

According to a police report, at approximately 14:00hrs yesterday, Sunday, November 30, the Policeman was at Prospect, conducting investigations into a report of threatening behavior and threatening language involving the Taxi Driver and his mother, when he was attacked by La Fleur, who took away his firearm.

La Fleur went to a neighbouring residence that is occupied by a man with whom he had an earlier misunderstanding and discharged rounds at the building, hitting Onika Lyttle, to her right shoulder. She was admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital.

According to the police, La Fleur then shot himself to his head. He was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he succumbed while receiving medical treatment.

A quantity of cannabis sativa (marijuana), a smoking utensil and a medical syringe were found in the room that was occupied by La Fleur, police said.

Investigations are in progress.


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