Investigators are probing a shooting incident which occured about 11:10 hrs yesterday (Thursday) at Shaf Auto Sales, located at Lot 157 Lusignan West, East Coast Demerara.

The incident involved a 20-year-old security officer attached to Cerberus Security Service, who was armed with one 12-guage shotgun, and a 19-year-old handyman, Jared Jaganand, of Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara.

Enquiries disclosed that Shaf Auto Sales is owned by a 27-year-old who resides in Canada. The business is however operated by his brother. Jared Jaganand is employed as a handyman at the auto sales.

According to the businessman, about 11:08 hrs, he and his wife returned to the store after transacting business. At the time they met the suspect on duty and the now-deceased teen seated in a chair, a short distance away from the Security Officer’s desk.

The businessman said he and his wife proceeded to his office. A few minutes later they heard a loud explosion in the store. The businessman said he immediately exited his office where he saw the teen lying motionless on the ground with blood about the lower section of his body. The security officer told him Jared was shot.

Jared was picked up in an unconscious state and placed into a motor car, which is owned by Cerberus Security Service and taken to Woodlands Hospital where he later succumbed.

The matter was reported to Vigilance Police Station on at about 14:10 hrs.

Acting on information received, police went to Woodlands Hospital where the body was examined and a gunshot wound was seen on the upper left leg.

Several persons were questioned in the area and certain information was received. The area was canvassed for CCTV cameras and several were seen affixed to the building. The suspect was arrested and is in custody at the Vigilance Police Station

The shotgun was lodged along with 5 live cartridges and one spent shell. Investigations are ongoing


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