Miner shot dead
- One suspect reportedly in custody
A 38-year-old father of three was shot and killed during an altercation with another man, early
Wednesday morning in the Cuyuni River. Dead is Colin Jackson-Davis a dredge owner and former employee of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission.
Relatives yesterday at the man’s home at 3436 Postal Housing Scheme were in a state of disbelief. June-Ann Gibbs, a family friend, told Kaieteur News that relatives got the message soon after. The woman said that details received so far are sketchy and they are not making any pronouncements.
Gibbs said that so far relatives have heard that the killing happened some distance from Davis’s camp. The woman said that Davis and his business partner had been working at that location for some time.
Gibbs further told Kaieteur News that it was Davis’s business partner who called relatives and broke the tragic news. According to the woman, relatives were told that Davis and another miner had a misunderstanding and it was then that either the miner or his teenage son shot Davis. She said that there are unconfirmed reports that one person might be in police custody.
Investigations into the incident are continuing. Davis leaves to mourn his parents, one brother, two sisters and his three children aged 17, 11 and 21 months.