Mandela Avenue shooting; Relative uncooperative- Police


The Guyana Police Force is reporting that the mother of 25-year-old Gregory Garraway of Russell Street Charlestown, Georgetown who was killed after a robbery on October 11 is not cooperating with the law enforcement authorities.


In a statement responding to an article published on October 26, 2016, in the Guyana Chronicle Newspapers under the caption “Mandela Avenue Shooting, Police probe too slow-relative”, the GPF stated that the mother of the deceased “has been most unhelpful during the course of the police investigation.”


In the article, the woman was quoted as saying “The police are doing absolutely nothing, they said they would have gotten back to me and I’m yet to hear anything from them.”


The young man was shot and robbed of a gold chain while in the company of his brother outside Wings and Things eatery, Mandela Avenue, Georgetown.


It was noted that a few days ago the Acting Commissioner of Police gave certain instructions to the Officer in Charge of Crime in ‘A’ Division and requested a feedback. Subsequently, “the Acting Commissioner of Police that the mother refused the police assistance offered to take her to the station and opted to go to the station on her own.”


However, on her arrival, she was interviewed by a Senior Detective and during this process expressed deep concern, over her other son who was with the deceased on the night of the incident.


Despite the pleadings and assurances of the Senior Detective, the police said the mother was still reluctant to assist. However, sometime after she had a change of heart and promised to bring her son today at 10:00hrs at the Brickdam Police Station to assist in a certain process.


All the necessary arrangements were put in place, the police said, but the woman called and said, “she would be unable to come with her son to the station until two weeks later.”

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