Police are investigating a shooting incident which occurred this morning around 02:30hrs at Timehri, East Bank Demerara (EBD) involving a businessman and an intruder.

The suspect has been identified as a 26-year-old from Alliance Road squatting area timehri (E.B.D).

According to police, the 42-year-old businessman, Baldeo Rampersaud, was in bed with his wife when he woke to a noise coming from his bedroom door.

Rampersaud made checks and saw his room’s door knob moving as if someone was trying to get in. He then armed himself with his licence shotgun. As he opened the door, he saw a shadow lurking about. He gave chase and saw a man going through his kitchen door.

Rampersaud eventually confronted the individual, who tried to disarm him of his firearm which resulted in a scuffle and a shot was fired.

The suspect then ran into the dining area and kept gesturing, which resulted in the victim firing off another shot. The intruder then ran behind a wall and hid in a room.

Rampersaud, while searching for the intruder heard a noise coming from behind a wall. The businessman reportedly discharged another round, which passed through the wooden wall, hitting the suspect.

The suspect collapsed, trembled for a few minutes and then went motionless.

The man was pronounced dead on arrival by a doctor on duty at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. Investigations are ongoing.


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