By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Three men were shot on Saturday night (October 12) by police ranks on patrol in Georgetown allegedly while they were attempting to commit a robbery.
Hospital officials confirmed that two of the men are dead and the other is in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital, where they were all taken after the incident. They were all shot multiple times about the body.
Dead are 19-year-old Mark Anthony Joseph and 20-year old Jermaine Canterbury a.k.a known as ‘chow’, while Mario Gouveia is said to be in a critical condition. They are all from lot 17 Hogg Street, Albouystown, Georgetown.
iNews understands that the men were about to commit a robbery when the police ranks on patrol gave chase after them. They were cornered on South Road between Camp and Alexander Streets, Georgetown. iNews could not confirm however whether the men were armed and where the robbery was about to take place. Police ranks at the hospital, believed to be the same ranks in the shooting declined to comment.
However, the brother of Mario Gouveia alleged that the men were unarmed. He told iNews that the men also appeared to have been beaten by the police. “I hear that the men surrender to the police and they still shoot them, they didn’t have no gun, that is what I heard some people who saw the shooting say,” he said. The critical Gouveia is said to be the owner of a grocery shop in Albouystown.