Elderly farmer shoots himself dead
-after firing at daughter
An elderly Chateau Margot resident shot himself dead with a shotgun yesterday, shortly after firing at his daughter and trying to break into the apartment where she hid from him.
The East Coast Demerara community was rocked by the death of Joseph Rodrigues called “Jukket,” 87, of M29 Chateau Margot, who shot himself twice. After wounding himself the first time, he managed to climb a flight of stairs and later fired the fatal bullet as he sat in a chair in his living room.
Rodrigues, who was a farmer and was originally from the Pomeroon area, had been a licensed firearm holder since he was 16. Members of his family yesterday told Stabroek News that although he …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.