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Father of 2 gunned down during alleged robbery

first_imgA father of two was in the wee hours of Sunday shot dead after four armed men invaded his Lot 161 Mon Repos Pasture, East Coast Demerara (ECD) property.A friend who was with the now dead man was also shot and was said to be in critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital.Dead is 30-year-old Christopher Swamy, an employee of Flower City Restaurant, Better Hope, ECD.Based on information received, the now dead man, his wife and his sister-in-law, along with a friend, Rawle Williams, 28, and his spouse Marcia Williams, 38, were liming and imbibing in front of the home. However, about 01:30h, they were confronted by two masked men, one of whom brandished a handgun.Police stated that the suspects relieved Marcia Williams of a cellphone and an undisclosed sum of cash after which they assaulted her husband to the head. It was during the commotion Swamy was shot to the chest. The men then fled the scene.Swamy and Williams were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where Swamy was pronounced dead on arrival and Williams was admitted.When Guyana Times visited the scene, Marcia Williams explained that the men accosted her and after relieving her of the items, they enquired whether or not she was okay.The bandits then turned their attention to Swamy and Rawle Williams by opening fire on them. Swamy was shot once to his foot and once to his chest, while Rawle received a gunshot wound to his neck, the woman told this newspaper.After carrying out the act, the men reportedly quickly escaped the scene in an unknown direction.Swamy’s brother-in-law, Arijit told this publication that he was asleep in the upper flat of the house when he was awakened by a nephew who informed him that bandits were outside.“Me wake up and left bassidy because me want to know what happening, so when me peep, me nah see no bandit. But then I start to hear hollering and screaming downstairs and then I hear the shots. When I run downstairs, I see me brother-in-law lying on the floor and me start for shake him, but he was already dead,” the man relayed.The other injured man was checked and after he responded, a car was quickly called to the scene to rush him to the hospital.Guyana Times understands it might have been a premeditated murder. Information received revealed that the now dead man had an altercation with an ex-policeman about a month ago after which he was threatened.On Saturday, the said ex-policeman visited the father of two at his place of employment and repeated the threats. An investigation has been launched into the murder.last_img read more