Berbice rice farmer gunned down, several family members in custody


Police are investigating what appears to be a well-planned execution that led to the death of 59-year-old Gregory Adolphus Pluck Reynolds known as ‘Bermine’, a rice farmer of Number 8 Village, West Coast Berbice, Region 5.

The News Room understands that Reynolds was in the bottom flat of his house when three gunmen entered and shot him several times at around 22:30hrs Monday.

A number of family members including his wife, his son and daughter are currently in Police custody being questioned.

The dead man’s sister, Barbara Pluck- King is of the belief that he was the main target since the gunmen did not steal anything from the house.

The woman also told the News Room that her brother had $600,000 in his possession at the time of the incident and that money was not stolen.

“I get a call from my niece that Uncle Bermine shot and dead. I say that ain’t true… so I just hurry out to the scene. When we got there, I see a massive crowd so I go in and ask the wife what happened she say she don’t know, she was sitting in the hammock,” the sister told the News Room.

The sister said that the man’s wife, who was sitting in the hammock, was not hurt during the incident and was still wearing all her jewellery.

A post mortem conducted Tuesday concluded that Reynolds died from shock and hemorrhage due to multiple gunshot injuries.

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