Police in Regional Division Three are investigating a home invasion that occurred this morning at the residence of Anil Singh, a La Grange, West Bank Demerara (WBD) businessman.
Enquiries disclosed that the victims, Anil Singh and his wife, Christina, are business owners, and for the past five months they have been living in an apartment at Lot 3 Unity Street La Grange.
The apartment is attached to the northern side of a two-storied concrete structure at the said address in a fenced yard.
About 22:00hrs last night, the victims went to sleep and at 01:15hrs they woke to the sound of a window to their apartment being forcefully opened. Singh got up and armed himself with his licensed .32 Taurus Pistol and stood behind the door of his bedroom while his wife and child remained on their bed.
It is alleged that two suspects – one armed with a cutlass and one with a crowbar then rushed into their bedroom.
One of the men was shot in the leg by Singh, causing him to fall to the ground. The other suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction.
The suspect who was shot in the bedroom allegedly began to beg Singh to take his life by shooting him. Singh refused and a scuffle ensued between them which resulted in several rounds of ammunition being discharged which caused injuries to both Anil Singh and the suspect.
The matter was reported to the police and upon arrival at the scene, one of the suspects was discovered lying in a pool of blood, with several gunshot wounds about the head and body while Anil Singh also had gunshot wounds about his body.
The area was canvassed for CCTV cameras. The scene was processed and 5 spent shells of .32 ammunition, four live rounds and two metal fragments suspected to be warheads, were also found at the scene.
Singh was taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he was seen and admitted for injuries received. The suspect’s body was taken to the Ezekiel Funeral home awaiting a post-mortem.
The deceased at the time was unidentified – but his name was later learned to be Learone Forde. His age and address are unknown at this time.
The gun was lodged. The wife (Christina) is currently in custody assisting with the investigation.
Why is the wife is custody? She is one of the victims.