Guyana police are investigating the fatal shooting of a City businessman identified as 41-year-old Shimron Adams during a robbery.
According to reports, Adams operated a wholesale and retail business at the bottom flat of the three-story concrete building.
As Adams closed his business place near midnight on Monday, two suspects wearing surgical masks accosted the businessman and his girlfriend.
One of the intruders had a handgun.
The bandits ordered the couple to lie on the ground and relieved Adams of a gold band and finger ring.
“The unarmed suspect then took off the businessman’s gold band and finger ring and ordered him to get up, which he did. The suspect then held onto the businessman’s shoulder bag and pulled at it, but Adams continued to hold onto the bag to prevent the suspect from taking it,” a police statement said.
The statement disclosed that the suspect discharged a round at the Georgetown businessman, hitting him in the abdomen.
Adams later succumbed.
The shooter removed the shoulder bag, picked up the businessman’s phone and the cell phone from his 29-year-old female companion, and the bandits escaped.