Peacemaker shot dead at Issano Landing

A thirty-three-year old peacemaker was fatally shot when he intervened in an argument between two men at 14 Miles, Issano Landing and a man is currently in police custody assisting with investigations.

Dead is thirty-three-year-old Selwyn Bess of Kaneville Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara.

Police in a release said that their initial investigations revealed that an argument developed among a group of men in a shop in the Region Seven mining area during which shots were discharged. The release added that Bess who was also in the shop was later found dead with a suspected gunshot injury to his chest.

Selwyn Bess
Selwyn Bess

His uncle told this newspaper that he last saw his nephew in January and that they are in the process of making arrangements to have Bess’s body brought to the city. His body is currently at the Bartica Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.

Bess leaves to mourn two children.

More in Local News

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. Bibi O’Donovan

    UK-based woman dead, daughter in hospital

  2. Kelly Datt

    Bandits shoot dead one of their own during Edinburgh robbery

  3. Sueanna Walcott

    Mahaicony crash claims second victim

  4. Area where Akeem Grimmond’s body was found

    Boy, 14, found murdered in burial ground

  5. Nazim Jabhar and Angela Jabhar

    Woman critical, niece, 3, injured in Albion hit and run

  6. 20160818cape1

    Passion, dedication and sacrifice yield success for top CAPE students

  7. Malika Hamilton

    Prime suspect in murder of Ann’s Grove girl found hiding in barrel

  8. Reagus Lamazon

    Teen charged over Laing Avenue taxi driver’s murder


Recommended For You