An MMC security guard remained in custody yesterday as
police continued investigations into Sunday’s fatal shooting
of alleged battery thief Kwesi D’Andrade.
D’Andrade, of “C’ Field, Sophia, died after he was shot
in the back with a shotgun, allegedly during a struggle with
An MMC official told Kaieteur News that
the rank was a former soldier with an exemplary record from
the Guyana Defence Force.
He added that in cases where a fatal shooting has occurred, it
was not unusual for police to detain someone until their
investigation is complete.
According to the
official, eyewitness accounts appear to support the
information in the press about the circumstances surrounding
According to a police statement, two security guards attached
to Roraima Airways in Eping Avenue saw two men removing the
batteries from a Canter parked on the roadway outside the
The guards challenged the men and managed to apprehend one of
them, while his accomplice escaped on a bicycle.
An MMC Security Service pick-up, with three guards,
subsequently arrived at the scene and the suspect, identified
as D’Andrade, was handed over to them.
The suspect was
allegedly placed in the tray of the vehicle along with one of
the security guards who was armed with a shotgun.
It is alleged that D’Andrade attacked the security guard in
an attempt to escape. The suspect was reportedly shot during
He was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation
where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The security guard was subsequently detained.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010