Man shot dead after selling gold 

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A baggage handler was gunned down on Friday shortly after selling gold in the city.

Dead is Ronald Omar Smith and employee of Trans Guyana Airways and of Wakapoa Pomeroon.

Enquiries revealed that the victim made several stops via car conducting business in and out of the city, in the company of a miner who was driving him in motor car PZZ 6065.

The victim made a sale of gold and placed the $437,000 cash received in a haversack and went to visit his girlfriend.


After the visit Smith and his girlfriend were standing in front the Immpecable  Beauty salon when they were confronted by the suspects who came from an unknown direction.

The pillon rider dismounted and discharged two rounds at Omar Smith who fell to the ground, then took away Smith’s haversack containing cash, after which he and his accomplice made good their escape north on Camp Street.

Smith was picked up and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he died while receiving medical attention.

His body was examined and three circular wounds were seen, one to the upper left shoulder, one to the middle region of the belly and one under the right armpit area. The driver is in custody assisting with investigations.

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