Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Guyana: Victim Shoots Gunman Whose Weapon Misfired

A faulty firearm cost a bandit his life early yesterday when he tried to rob two siblings at Second Street,Campbellville, Georgetown, in the vicinity of Club Monaco.

Isaiah Lennox Marques, 21, of Lot 346 ‘C’ Field Sophia, was shot dead by his victim, a security guard, around 02:00 hrs.

He was pronounced dead at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after he sustained a gunshot wound to the head.

The Police said that the victim, who is attached to a private security company and his sister, were walking along Second Street, Campbellville, when they were held up by a man armed with a firearm.

According to information, the victims resisted and the armed man pulled the trigger of his firearm but the weapon snapped, giving the victim a chance to save the life of his sister and himself.

This newspaper understands that the security guard grabbed his gun and fired a shot at the suspect, killing him on the spot.

The dead bandit was released from prison three weeks ago after serving a jail sentence for a break and enter and larceny.

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