Possible ‘friendly fire’ in cop’s death being probed

With uncertainty still clouding who shot Detective Corporal Seburn Elias on Monday, ballistic tests on warheads that would be retrieved from his body during an autopsy today are expected to determine whether it was one of his colleagues or the fleeing prisoner he was pursuing at the time.

Elias, who had been a member of the Guyana Police Force for the past 25 years, was part of a large party of policemen who had cornered prisoner Delon Abrams in a yard in Alberttown. Abrams had moments before escaped from the Georgetown Hospital, where he was under guard, and had taken a policeman’s gun in the process.

Contacted yesterday, Crime Chief Seelall Persaud said that there are two lines of inquiry that the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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