– detained in Brickdam lock-ups
A Riverview, Ruimveldt resident escaped being gunned down on Monday night and is now being held at the Brickdam Police Station in what police are claiming is protective custody.
Reagan Rodrigues called ‘Grey Boy’ told this newspaper last night that gunmen in a silver grey Toyota 212 motor car opened fire on him as he was heading towards his home just before midnight on Monday.
From all appearances, it was a miracle that Rodrigues escaped unhurt, since police reportedly recovered a number of spent shells that were fired from an automatic weapon.
Evidence of the attempted execution adorned the walls of a popular hangout bar in the Ruimveldt area.
Rodrigues, who is no stranger to the law, told this newspaper that he had just parked his car and was heading into the Riverview area when he saw a silver grey Toyota with tinted windows heading in his direction.
Immediately he became suspicious, since he recognised the car as similar to the one used in the execution of Aman Lalchand a few weeks ago.
“All I hear is rat-a-tat-tat. I run. Wha’ save me is that de gun stick,” Rodrigues related to Kaieteur News.
The occupants of the car eventually drove away.
Rodrigues subsequently contacted the police.
“De police pick up about 15 spent shells and none ah dem bullets ain’t hit me, all in de shop wall,” he said.
According to Rodrigues, what was strange was the fact that there was a police roadblock at Ruimveldt and as soon as the roadblock was called off, the car with the gunmen appeared.
Rodrigues has been fingered in a number of armed robberies within the past 10 years. He was held for illegal possession of arms and ammunition and armed robberies, one of which cost him 10 years in prison.
When asked why he was in the lock-ups, Rodrigues said, “dem tell me dey put me in hey fuh me safety.”
“I hear $10M pay fuh kill out all dem thief man wha dey know,” he added.
Police remained mum on the execution attempt, although they did confirm that there was a shooting incident at Ruimveldt.
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