Man gunned down on Camp Street; robbed over $400K


Ronald Smith, a 40-year-old man from Wakapoa in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), was gunned down on the western half of Camp Street, between Church and Quamina streets, on Friday afternoon, by two men on a motorcycle.

According to police reports, Smith, who is a maintenance and baggage handler for Trans Guyana Airways, was travelling around the city, conducting business. He was in the company of a gold miner, who was driving him in a motor car bearing the number plate, PZZ 6065.

It was reported that Smith made a sale of gold and placed the $437,000 cash he received in a haversack and went to visit his girlfriend. After that visit, Smith and his girlfriend were standing infront of the Impeccable Beauty salon, which is located on Camp Street, when they were confronted by the suspects who came from an unknown direction.

It was further related that the rider dismounted the motorcycle and discharged two rounds at Smith. When Smith fell to the ground, his haversack was taken away by the shooter. Subsequently, the shooter and his accomplice escaped north on Camp Street.

Smith was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he died while receiving medical attention.

An examination of his body revealed that there were three gunshot wounds – one to his upper left shoulder, one to the middle region of the belly and one under the right armpit area.

The driver is in custody assisting with investigations.

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