A 26-year-old former murder accused and serial robber was shot dead this afternoon at Barr Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, by his ‘jail-house buddy’, who was recently released from prison.

The deceased has been identified as Collis Collison of Betterhope, East Coast Demerara (ECD). He was shot once to the chest and died before reaching the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.

The suspect is believed to be a 33-year-old robbery accused. The suspect and the deceased were said to be friends in prison but things went sour between the duo while at the Camp Street Jail.

The Guyana Standard has been informed that the suspect and the deceased were at a bar in Albouystown indulging in the Phagwah festivities when an argument erupted between them.

Phagwah celebrations in Albouystown.

The 33-year-old suspect allegedly whipped out a gun and shot at the victim before running away.

He has not been arrested as yet.

Collison was arrested and charged in 2015 for discharging a round at Detective Inspector, Prem Narine. He was said to be part of a gang that followed incoming passengers from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and robbed them.

He had followed Inspector Narine from the airport and later engaged the cop in a shootout.

In May 2011, Collison was also charged with the January 2011 murder of Linden businessman Albert Joseph, called ‘Bolo.’

Joseph was shot during a robbery at his Sunflower Street, Linden business place. He was freed of that murder charge in November 2014.

Also in May 2011, Collison was placed on two armed robbery charges which alleged that at Dageraad Avenue, Linden, being armed with a gun, he robbed Nigel Hescott and Rajindra Tiwari of one gold chain valued $160,000 and $250,000 respectively.


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