BREAKING: Man who shot at protesters beaten to death at Bath Settlement
Protesters along the public road at Bath Settlement, West Coast of Berbice have beaten and killed a man who fired shots at them.
Police said Wednesday afternoon said that ranks were investigating the murder of 34-year-old Prittipaul Hargobin known as ‘Roy’ which occurred about 15:45h today. He resided at Block BI Bath Settlement.
Police inquiries disclosed that the victim was in his motor vehicle when it was observed that he exited the vehicle with a shotgun and discharged one round into the air before discharging three rounds towards a crowd of protestors who were about 60 meters away.
As a result of his actions, he was attacked by the crowd and beaten, Police said.
The Police who were some distance away, having observed the commotion, rushed to the scene where they discovered the victim lying on the ground with several injuries about his body.
He was subsequently picked up and taken to the Fort Wellington Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The body is currently at the hospital and ranks are on the ground conducting further investigations.
This is the second resident from West Coast Berbice to be beaten to death as protests escalate over the brutal murders of two teenage boys.