Cop shot dead by rival suitor

A police constable was shot dead last night in Guyhoc Park after confronting another man during a visit to his girlfriend.

Dexter Wright, also called Quincy Wright, 28, of Berbice, who was attached to the Mounted Branch of the Guyana Police Force, was shot once to the left side of his chest by the man at around 11:00pm last night.

The shooting occurred in the yard of the Lot 84 Guyhoc Park residence of his girlfriend, who he was visiting at the time. He was subsequently pronounced dead after arriving at the Georgetown Public Hospital shortly after.

“Quincy come to Bucky and dem upstairs and then Patrick come to, so she tell me go down and tell he she ain’t deh home but he de call she and like he know she upstairs so Patrick start coming upstairs shouting, ‘A know you up deh’ and Quincy run out to he and start telling he don’t mek no noise here,” an eyewitness told Stabroek News about the genesis of the fatal confrontation.

“The two a dem start fuh talk up and I gone in de middle trying to mek peace and I see Patrick pulling something from he waist and somebody from upstairs shouting telling me he gat a gun duck and bam! Quincy fall down and he eye start fuh roll up,” the young woman added.

She said that the shooter then darted off east of their home. She and another relative tried lifting the man to the road to hail a taxi but waited a while as no one wanted to transport bleeding man.

Up to press time this morning, police, following a directive by ‘A’ Division Commander George Vyphuis, were scouring the scene collecting evidence and taking statements from persons. The young woman at the center of the confrontation was being questioned at the East La Penitence Police Station.

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