Assistant Commissioner of Police, David Ramnarine has commended the action of a Georgetown businessman, who fatally shot a bandit in the early hours of Sunday morning (March 19, 2017).
During an interview with the News Room, Ramnarine said “I believe that was, based on the initial reports I received, commendable, brave, courageous and commendable piece of action by the occupants of that car to deter someone who (well now deceased) in an effort to commit some crime. More citizens, you know, need to do just that.”
A bandit, later identified as Alton Goldin of Independence Boulevard, Albouystown, was killed after he and his accomplices attempted to rob the businessman.
Goldin was fatally shot to the chest after himself and accomplices attempted to rob the businessman and his friends.
The bandits allegedly trailed the vehicle in which the businessman was travelling, from a movie theatre before opening fire on the driver, injuring him in the process. The Businessman who was in the back seat of the vehicle returned fire, killing Goldin.
The police were able to identify the dead bandit by his fingerprints which were lifted from the weapon and mobile phone which he had in his possession when he was killed. However, his accomplices were able to escape.
One of the victims stated that repeated efforts to make contact with the police on the 911 emergency numbers proved futile. He stressed that if the police were able to answer the phone, they would have been able to intercept the vehicles with the bandits.
The police have since reviewed CCTV footage from several homes in the area where the incident took place, but those at this point are said to be of poor quality.