Grove shooting: Man was shot to buttocks, bullet exited pelvis & damaged blood vessels – PME
A Post Mortem Examination (PME) conducted on the body of 34-year-old Kevin Andries found that he was shot on the left side of the buttocks and the bullet exited his left side pelvic area, damaging several blood vessels.
The autopsy was conducted by government pathologist Dr. Nehaul Singh in the presence of the police and Andries’ reputed wife Ronelle Wilson.
“On conclusion, Dr. Singh opined the cause of death to be perforation of blood vessels in the groin area due to gunshot injury,” Police Headquarters revealed in a statement.
The mini-bus driver of Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara, was killed by the police early Monday (October 11) during an alleged shootout. According to the police report, at about 02:50hrs, ranks on patrol on the East Bank of Demerara responded to a report that Andries and another suspect, who were in motor vehicle PVV 5380, had reportedly stolen some items.
The vehicle was subsequently seen in the Diamond area and was pursued by the ranks. Police said the suspects sped away into an access street in Golden Grove; the two men then exited and one of them started shooting at the ranks.
As a result, the ranks returned fire and Andries was shot. The other suspect managed to escape, police claimed. Andries was taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he died while receiving medical treatment.
The News Room had reported that no stolen items were found inside the vehicle and the police did not recover any weapons from Andries; only one spent shell was found at the scene of the alleged “shootout.”