The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) said a Board of Inquiry will be convened to investigate the death of Private Tevon Daymon who was reportedly shot by another solider at Base Camp Stephenson, Timehri on Monday.
Private Daymon died at 07:45hrs at the Diamond Hospital, almost three hours after he was shot.
Preliminary investigations revealed that Private Daymon was shot by another rank while the two were performing security duties.
The Guyana Police Force is investigating and the assailant is in their custody.
According to the GDF, “This appears to be an isolated incident and does not reflect the overall discipline and professionalism of our ranks.”
The Force added, “A Board of Inquiry will be convened to investigate the circumstances that led to the fatal shooting of Private Daymon.”
The Chief of Staff, Brigadier Omar Khan, Officers and Ranks are extending condolences to the parents and family of the late Private Tevon Daymon and have promised to ensure that all necessary support is given to the family at this time.