Better Hope murders: Father shot 3 times, daughter shot in chest – PME
Aaron Latchman was shot three times – twice to the right shoulder and once to the left – while his 18-year-old daughter Arian was shot once to the chest resulting in their deaths.
This is according to a Post Mortem Examination (PME) conducted Friday by Government Pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh.
Latchman, a money changer who plied his trade on America Street, Georgetown, along with his eldest daughter, were shot and killed by two bandits during a robbery Thursday at their Robert Street Better Hope, North East Coast Demerara home.
The family is still reeling from the gut-wrenching incident and according to neighbours, Latchman put up a fierce fight with the gunmen and even managed to disarm one of them; the gun fell into a neighbours yard, the News Room was told.
Latchman was shot and killed downstairs while his daughter, who was a medical student, was killed in the upper flat of the house.
The News Room understands that the man had just dropped off his 14-year-old daughter to after-school classes.
A woman has since been detained by Police after she allegedly picked up some money which the two gunmen dropped during the robbery, put it in her bag and did not inform the Police.
The News Room understands that persons in the community saw when the woman reportedly committed the act and informed investigators at the scene.