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An Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast man on Sunday succumbed to several chop wounds which he received after allegedly attacking a Police Sergeant with a cutlass.
Dead is 73-year-old Patrick George, a pensioner of Onderneeming, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).
Based on reports received, on the day at about 13:45h, the Police Sergeant was cleaning his yard and surroundings when he was approached by George – who was his neighbour.
The victim reportedly pulled a zinc sheet from the fence separating the two properties and gained access to the other land. He then used a cutlass and a piece of metal to attack the policeman.
As a result, the Police rank brandished a cutlass he was using at the time and in retaliation, chopped George. The pensioner dropped the weapons he was carrying and escaped through the said zinc fence.
At about 10:00h on Monday, Police acting on information received went to the home of George, where they found his motionless body at the steps of his home.
There were wounds to his forehead, wrist and chest.
He was taken to the Suddie Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The body was taken to the Charity mortuary and is awaiting a post-mortem. The Sergeant is currently under close arrest as the probe continues.