Three now in custody for East La Penitence memorial service robbery/killing- Police

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Police have arrested two suspects, in addition to another who was apprehended earlier, in relation to the robbery and killing committed on the Saheed family of East La Penitence, Georgetown when armed bandits barged into their Lot 194 Freeman Street home on Sunday morning and fired bullets indiscriminately killing one of the brothers while injuring two others.

The arrests were confirmed by Police Public Relations and Press Officer, Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan, who said that the suspects are co-operating with investigators.

58-year-old Fazal Saheed of 18 Albion, Corentyne was killed during the ordeal while his two other brothers Tallim Saheed, 50, of Toronto, Canada and Shalim Saheed, 53, of the United States of America received multiple gunshot wounds and are warded at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).

The Saheed brothers were commemorating their late father’s first anniversary memorial service when the attack happened. The trio’s eldest brother Raymond said that they had approximately six relatives that arrived from the US and Canada for the service.

The Police had said that two masked men carried out the attack and one was armed with a handgun. Their investigations had revealed that the bandits gained access into the house via a door that was opened and surprised the victims who were in the living room area.  They then relieved them of their jewellery and discharged several rounds at the brothers before fleeing the scene.

The victims were rushed to the GPHC where Fazal was pronounced dead on arrival, Talim was treated and warded while Shalim had to undergo emergency surgery and is listed as critical.

The Police retrieved several spent shells at the scene.

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