Bandit killed; businessman injured during home invasion
One of two bandits was killed in the wee hours of Wednesday when they broke into the property of a La Grange, West Bank Demerara businessman.
When contacted by the News Room, Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner Mahendra Siwnarine, would only confirm that there was a fatal shooting.
He said the circumstances were still being investigated.
But a family member of Anil Singh, who owns a furniture store, told the News Room that two bandits broke into his home around 01:30 hours.
Singh reportedly confronted the bandits who were reportedly armed and he was shot to his knee and reportedly had a piece of his ear bitten off during a scuffle.
While one of the bandits escaped, the other was fatally shot. It is unclear how he sustained the injury or whether the businessman is a licensed firearm holder.
Police have launched an investigation and details will be provided as it becomes available.