Man shot in head by bandit still critical

The 30-year-old man of North Sophia who was shot in front of the Imperial Chinese Restaurant on Sheriff Street on Sunday is still in a critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH).

When Stabroek News visited Plummer yesterday, he was still attached to the life-support machine. According to the man’s father-in-law, Seeram Sukraj, an ex-ray was conducted early yesterday morning which revealed that Plummer had sustained severe brain damage.

An operation was expected to be performed on the man yesterday.

According to Sukraj, the doctors will not take Plummer off the life-support machine unless he stops breathing and they are observing him to see how he responds to treatment.

Meanwhile, scores of friends and relatives converged at the hospital hopeful that his condition will improve.

His wife could be heard saying repeatedly, “meh husband deh really bad,” she however told this newspaper that she believes her husband will recover.

Meanwhile, no further arrests have been made. Sukraj said that two men were arrested on the night of the incident and taken to the police station but were later released.

Police, in a press release stated that Plummer and two other men were drinking in front of the restaurant when two men, one of whom was armed with a gun, approached the group.

The police said that the armed man placed the firearm to Plummer’s head and discharged a round and as the wounded man fell to the ground, the bandit took away his jewellery. His accomplice then took away a cell phone and they escaped.

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