A suspected bandit, who was shot dead on Friday night at Eccles, Industrial Site, East Bank Demerara (EBD), has been identified as 29-year-old Zadan Mohamed of Annandale Pump Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
Guyana Standard had reported that a security officer visited Sueria Manufacturing Inc. to do inspections when he observed two men inside the compound. He alleged that he called out for the men, who then opened fire on him.
He told investigators that he took cover and returned fire with his Escort Magnum Pump Action shotgun, which hit one of the men.
He added that the men then jumped into a nearby trench in a bid to escape, but one collapsed while the other one managed to flee on foot. He was pronounced dead on the scene by medical professionals.
In a statement today, police said that a search conducted in the area unearthed a spent 12 gauge shell, which was lodged along with the shotgun and five cartridges.
The security officer was arrested and is in custody, assisting with the investigation.