Update: Driver was killed trying to shuttle passengers away from being robbed

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The minibus driver who was shot in his head following a robbery on the Mc Doom Public Road, East Bank Demerara this morning was pronounced dead at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

38-year-old Tedroy James aka “Six-Head” of Essequibo Coast was the driver of a route 32 minibus.

Based on information received, at around 11:30hrs today, James was traveling from Parika to Georgetown.

One of his passengers- a male- reportedly asked to have the bus stopped along the public road. However, as he was about to exit the minibus, the man grabbed a bag belonging to another passenger before turning on him with a gun.

The dead man’s cousin in white was inconsolable when she heard the news of his death

By then, two other unknown males joined him and attempted to rob other passengers. The now dead minibus driver then attempted to drive away with the passengers but one of the three gunmen stopped him by shooting him once to the head.

The trio then fled the scene through a street in the Mc Doom Village.

At the hospital, relatives of James, who had gathered, erupted in frantic outbursts upon learning that their loved one had passed.

Screaming and sobbing, James’ sister, Shondel James told Inews that he was her younger brother and she had last seen him earlier today, after traveling in his minibus to Georgetown.

The distressed sibling noted that James has one other sister, and a brother who had passed before him.

The dead man leaves to mourn two children.

Investigations are ongoing. (Ramona Luthi)

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