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…police say file sent to Police Complaints Authority for further probe
The police file on the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of Dartmouth Businessman Orin Boston has been sent to the Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority for review.
The Guyana Police Force, in a statement on Wednesday, said the decision to send the file to the Police Complaints Authority is in keeping with the legal procedure when dealing with such matters.
Boston, a 29-year-old father of two, was shot dead in his Dartmouth, Essequibo home by a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Unit during an anti-crime operation on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
According to his wife, Fiona Boston, he was shot in his sleep but the Guyana Police Force has alleged that it was during a confrontation. The heavily armed unit was in search of prohibited items, however, none was found at his home.
Boston, according to the autopsy report, died from shock and haemorrhage due to gunshot injuries to the chest. State Pathologist, Dr. Nehaul Singh carried out the Post Mortem Examination on Thursday. A single warhead was extracted from Boston’s body and was handed over to the police.
His dead resulted in a fiery protest across the village of Dartmouth and widespread condemnation from all sections of society. According to reports, the father of two will be laid to rest on Friday, September 24.