Pastry driver was shot to the chest – PME


A post mortem examination conducted on the body of 39-year-old Shawn ‘Dexter’ Albert, a pastry driver, found that he died as a result of hemorrhage and shock due to gunshot injuries.

The autopsy, which was done on Thursday by government pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh, found that Albert was shot to the chest.

Police had initially reported that there were no injuries seen on Albert’s body after he was pronounced dead at the Suddie Hospital on Sunday last.

“The bullet went through his armpit almost by the shoulder so it wasn’t easy to detect,” the pathologist told the police.

“At the time when he was pronounced dead, the medical personnel at the hospital did not provide such information to the police,” Police Headquarters stated.

Albert of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara was killed while escaping from gunmen during a robbery at Onderneeming, Sand Pitt on the Essequibo Coast on August 29.  Albert and a salesman, Decklon Lee who were attached to Lin’s Bakery, had travelled to Essequibo to sell pastries.

While at Pam John shop at Church Street in Onderneeming, they were approached by two masked gunmen. Police said one of the men pointed a gun at Lee and ordered him to hand over all the cash while Albert remained inside the vehicle.

Police had reported that after Lee retaliated, a scuffle ensued with the gunmen; when he shouted to Albert to drive away during which the gunman discharged three rounds at Lee and Albert lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a nearby fence.

The gunman managed to escape with $60,000 to $70,000.

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