Mahdia minibus driver shot dead by alleged drunken Police Sergeant
A minibus driver who plied the Mahdia-Georgetown route was shot and killed on Thursday, allegedly by a rank of the Guyana Police Force in Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).
Dead is 37-year-old Clevy Gomes of 11 Miles, Mahdia.
Reports revealed that the incident occurred at about 21:00h on the night in question.
According to reports, the GPF rank was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when he allegedly shot Gomes.
Based on reports received, it is alleged that there was a confrontation between Gomes and another man over a woman which quickly turned physical.
The police officer who was at the time drinking at a nearby bar, witnessed the altercation and later drew his gun and discharged a round, hitting Gomes in the process.
Gomes was picked up and rushed to the Mahdia Hospital where he was admitted but later succumbed to his injuries.
Guyana Times understands that after the shooting incident, relatives of the now dead man were pleading with those in authority to bring in a medevac team to fly the man out to Georgetown but this was not done.
At the time, they claimed that Mahdia Hospital was not well equipped to treat the injured man. Instead, they were asked to wait for the medevac but despite promises, no plane arrived to take Gomes to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
The man’s relatives believe that it was a deliberate act to ensure that Gomes died without being able to identify the person who shot him.
An investigation was launched into the fatal shooting.