Mentally challenged man shot dead by City Constab. rank


By Devina Samaroo

A man who was arrested by ranks of the city constabulary following a high drama chase down Robb Street on Saturday was shot dead by another rank today, Sunday, January 14, 2018.

The man has been identified as 30-year-old Marlon Fredericks of Tiger Bay and he is said to be of an unsound mind.

Police sources told News Room that Fredericks and two others were in custody at a City Constabulary Outpost at Bourda, Georgetown when one of the men requested to use the washroom and was escorted by an officer.

Upon their return, it is alleged that Fredericks attempted to escape and a scuffle ensued between him and a city constabulary rank named Gregory Bascom, a Lance Corporal.

The body of Fredericks

Fredericks reportedly ran out onto the street and was shot in his back by Bascom. News Room understands that  Bascom has since been taken into custody.

During his arrest on Saturday, Fredericks was badly beaten by ranks of the city constabulary.

Police reported that he tried to escape detention several times, resulting in a chase around the capital city.

In a video seen by News Room, Fredericks was brutally assaulted in the presence of officers during his arrest. Fredericks needed to be taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) for medical attention.

A police statement only mentioned that the man was wanted for several offences by the city constabulary.

News Room understands that Fredericks is the son of Claudette Fredericks, who is Editor and host of First look morning programme aired on Channel 9.

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