Mentally-ill man clubbed to death after attacking cop
A 27-year-old man was clubbed to death in an alleyway in Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara at around 19:00 hrs yesterday, allegedly after attacking a police rank with a cutlass and knife.
Jermaine Hamilton, said to be of unsound mind, was reportedly beaten by civilians after he attacked the rank who was walking in an alleyway in Canterbury Walk, Beterverwagting.
Hamilton was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where he was pronounced dead. Kaieteur News understands that the police rank suffered minor injuries during the incident.
According to reports, the policeman had just left a friend’s home when Hamilton attacked him with a cutlass.
A female resident said that she was in the area at around 19:00 hrs when she heard the sound of thudding blows. She reportedly then heard someone saying “throw water pun he,” and upon looking outside, saw Hamilton’s motionless body in the alleyway.
A taxi driver and two other men reportedly hoisted the victim into a vehicle and took him to the Georgetown Hospital.
At press time the police rank at the centre of the incident was still giving a statement to his colleagues at the Beterverwagting Station.