Senior Superintendent of Police and Commander of ‘C’ Division Calvin Brutus on Wednesday paid a visit to the home of Charles Peters who died on Thursday morning at the Georgetown Public Hospital after being shot by the police.
On Tuesday at Clonbrook, Peters was shot by a police rank who was attempting to carry out a search on him. The rank claimed that the man attacked him and he discharged a round in defense.
Relatives are however disputing that fact and are contending that the ranks mistook the man for a prison escapee.
Commander Brutus, accompanied by other members of the Division, reassured the grieving family that the matter would not be swept under the carpet and that a thorough investigation would be carried out.
He further stated that already the Guyana Police Force Office of Professional Responsibility has commenced work in trying to get to the bottom of the shooting incident.
One relative made it clear that relatives are concerned about the dead man’s mother and her ability to cope with his death as he was her last son and they were very close. The relatives believe that Peters death could also lead to the death of his aging mother.
The family also received counselling and prayers as a member of the Cops and Faith network also accompanied the police to the man’s home. (Leroy Smith)