Brazilian man executed in vehicle; unidentified passenger in critical condition
Euclid Da Silva, also known as Euclides Erian Da Silva, was executed while sitting in a black Tacoma motor vehicle Tuesday night on Regent Street, Georgetown.
An unidentified man, who was sitting in the passenger seat of the said vehicle, was also shot multiple times and is in a critical condition. The passenger was shot to the face, right arm and chest.
Police Headquarters reported, that Da Silva, a 50-year-old businessman of Hadfield Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, was shot by two unknown gunmen.
Police said the men were armed with “long guns”. The shooting occurred at about 22:20h. Da Silva came from west of Regent Street and parked on the northern side of the street.
“About twenty minutes later, a white motorcar, model and number unknown, but bearing an HB number plate, came from the western direction on Regent Street and parked about 15ft behind the black Tacoma,” Police reported.
The two gunmen then exited the white car and started shooting at Da Silva. They then escaped in the car.
Da Silva died at the scene with what appeared to be nine gunshot injuries, Police said.
The suspects remain on the run as investigations continue.
Da Silva in 2010 was described as one of Brazil’s most wanted man after escaping prison. Da Silva was sentenced to 29 years in prison on drug trafficking and money laundering charges.
He was arrested by local authorities in August 2010 and handed over to the Brazilian authorities.