Sergeant Vaughn was shot three times, wife believes act was intentional


Police Sergeant Alex Vaughn, who was shot by one of his colleagues earlier this week, died from a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

The News Room understands that three shots were fired; while two grazed Vaughn, the third shot fatally wounded the Police Sergeant.

With this information, his wife Jonnel Singh believes there is more to his death.

The family is now assessing whether the shooting was intentional and premediated.

“Whatever they saying, I don’t believe it because how your own colleague could shoot you [three] times? How could that be an accident?

“I could say it was premeditated because how could you see this man and shoot him [three times]? Your firearm just fire off [three] shots right away? The story ain’t really adding up,” Singh questioned.

Jonnel Singh

Vaughn, 53, was the officer-in-charge of the Saxacalli Police Outpost in Region Seven.

He was part of a joint services operation pursuing prison escapee, Akeem Wong.

The shooting occurred sometime after 17:00 hrs on Tuesday at Karrau, Region Seven. The team was dispatched to the area after information surfaced that Wong was sighted there.

Police Headquarters said Vaughn was “unintentionally fatally wounded” by his colleague, a Police Constable.

Reports reaching the News Room indicate that the Police Constable arrived at the area on a tractor as part of a backup team.  Upon arrival, the Constable claimed that his weapon was accidentally fired as he disembarked the tractor.

During an interview with the News Room on Friday, Singh was steadfast in her belief that Vaughn was intentionally shot.

“I would say he was murdered. Is not nothing accidental. Me ain’t see nothing accidental in that. Nothing at all,” she said.

The shooting is being probed by the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). While this is ongoing, the Police Constable remains under close arrest

Singh said she last heard from Vaughn Monday night and he informed her he was part of the special operation.

“He working at Sherima Crossing… He told me that they send for him to go on the patrol to look for this criminal,” she said.

During their last conversation, Singh said Vaughn was making arrangements for her to return to their Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo home.

He also spoke to their twin sons.

“He book my flight to come back home… He talk to the two boys and he tell them ‘don’t give mommy no problem. Just be two good boys’ and he tell them how he love them and he cut off the phone,” Singh recalled.

“He didn’t deserve to go down like that… without saying goodbye or set certain things in place,” she added.

The grieving woman is demanding that the authorities thoroughly investigate the matter and that the Constable be charged.

“I would like to see my child father get the justice so that he can rest in peace…he deserve that because he loved his job…He is always there to help anybody,” Singh said.

Vaughn was a member of the Guyana Police Force for more than two decades.

1 Comment
  1. habeeb says

    3 shots fired- 2 grazed, 1 in abdomen… that was a planned murder, not accidental…

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