Emil Mendez, a Belizean soldier stationed at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF)’s Ayanganna base, was shot several times on Monday night during a robbery at Stanley Place, Kitty.
Kaieteur News understands that Mendez was accompanying a close friend to get a taxi to go home when, on his way back to the army base, he was accosted by a gunman who demanded that he hand over his money and possessions.
According to police reports, the incident happened at approximately 20:15hours.
After the soldier refused to follow the gunman’s demands, a scuffle ensued which resulted in Mendez being shot in the abdomen and thigh.
The armed man then made off with the soldier’s belongings, while witnesses in the area rushed Mendez to a hospital.
At the time of print the soldier’s condition was list as serious but stable. Investigations are currently ongoing.
Mendez is a Belize Defence Force (BDF) soldier who is in Guyana as part of a government programme by the Ministry of Health. He is an Orthopedic Technician.
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