The Guyana Police Force (GPF) says its ranks were conducting an anti-crime operation in the Police Regional Division 2 during which, at about 04:40hrs today, they went to the home of 29-year-old shopkeeper Orin Boston of Dartmouth, Essequibo, to conduct a search.
During the search, there was a confrontation between Orin Boston and the police, resulting in him being shot to his upper left arm, the force said. Boston was rushed to the Suddie Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Guyana Standard understands that the Commissioner of Police (ag.), Nigel Hoppie has since instructed that ranks from the Police Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) commence a thorough investigation into the shooting.
Following the incident, residents of the community began burning tyres and other debris on the main roadway at Dartmouth, obstructing the flow of traffic.
The Guyana Police Force is calling on citizens to desist from this unlawful activity and allow for due process to take its course with the ongoing investigations.