An unidentified man was shot and killed by a security officer after he and another suspect were found in the compound of a manufacturing business at Eccles, Industrial Site, East Bank Demerara.
Reports are the incident occurred at 21:45h on Friday night at Sueria Manufacturing Inc, Industrial Site, Eccles.
Guyana Times was told that a security guard attached to Delta Security Services visited the manufacturing company for routine nightly inspection when two men were observed in the compound.
The security officer called out to the men, which led to one of them firing a shot in his direction, the police were told.
Regional Commander Linden Isle related to this publication that the security officer, who was armed with a company weapon, took cover behind a parked truck and returned fire at the suspects.
This resulted in the men scaling the fence and running across open land in order to cross a canal to escape.
However, upon checking the canal, one of the suspects was found lying on the bank with injuries to his abdomen. He died at the scene.
The police were called and the area was combed for the dead man’s accomplice but he escaped.
No firearm was found on the dead bandit.
His body was escorted to Lyken Funeral Home, awaiting identification and a post-mortem examination.
Investigations are ongoing. (G9)