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Police are investigating the fatal shooting of Zadan Mohammad, 29, of Annandale Pump Road, East Coast Demerara, which occurred Saturday night at Industrial Site, Eccles East Bank Demerara.
The man was allegedly shot by a security officer.
Investigation revealed that the security officer who was armed with a shotgun was making checks around his point of duty when he observed two male intruders in the compound which he was securing. He subsequently shouted at them during which process a round was discharged by one of the suspects.
The security officer took cover and and discharged a round in the direction of the men and in a bid to escape from the premises which is separated by a canal one of the men fell to the ground.
The body which was later identified was pronounced dead at the scene by an EMT from the Guyana Fire Service and was taken to the Lyken Funeral Home awaiting a post mortem.
Additionally, a search conducted in the area and its environs unearthed a spent 12 gauge shell which was lodged along with the shotgun and five cartridges.
The security officer is in custody assiting with the investigation.