The police say they are investigating the death of Elvis Fernandes, 24 years, of Mandela Avenue, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, who was shot and killed during an argument at about 1845h. today at Mandela Avenue.
Initial investigations have revealed that the driver of a mini-bus and the driver of a motor car had an argument earlier at Mandela Avenue as a result of an accident involving the two motor vehicles.
The drivers of the two vehicles later crossed paths again along Mandela Avenue as the mini-bus stopped to put off a passenger and another argument arose. On this occasion Fernandes and a plain clothes policeman were in the motor car.
Fernandes became involved in the argument along with the driver of the motor car during which he was shot to his chest by a man who was a passenger in the mini-bus and who had begun discharging rounds from a firearm.
The policeman who was making efforts to pacify the situation responded and discharged a round from his service firearm which struck the armed man. The armed man, however, re-entered the mini-bus and was taken to the GPHC by the driver. He has been identified as Lloyd Britton, 20 years, of Beterverwagting, ECD. He has been admitted a patient under guard at the GPHC.
Fernandes was pronounced DOA at the GPHC.