Mohamed Fazil called’ Robbie’, 57, of Parika Facade, East Bank Essequibo, was shot yesterday at the Golden World Chinese Supermarket, East Bank Essequibo, by a security guard during a face mask row.

The 57-year-old suspect is in police custody.

Enquiries disclosed that the victim and the suspect had an argument over Fazil wearing a face mask before entering the supermarket.

As a result of the argument, Fazil left and later returned with a cutlass and was brandishing same.

The suspect reportedly told the Police that upon seeing the victim with the cutlass, he pulled out the company-issued handgun from his waist and fired one shot to the midsection of the victim’s leg.

The victim was picked up and rushed to Leonora Cottage Hospital, where he was treated by the doctor on duty and admitted a patient. He was later transferred to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, where he was examined by the doctor on duty and admitted in a stable condition.

The suspect was arrested and taken to the Parika Police Station as investigations continue.


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