Mark Anthony, called ‘Q Q,’ was gunned down in North Ruimveldt shortly after 20.15 hrs last night.
According to reports, Anthony, 22, of North Ruimveldt, was sitting on a bench when two men approached him and drew handguns.
Anthony fled through a shortcut, pursued by the gunmen who caught up with him and riddled him before escaping.
Anthony was reportedly pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.
Kaieteur News understands that Anthony was freed just last April on firearm and ammunition charges.
Anthony, Andrew Davis Hescott, 35, of Middle Road La Penitence and 27-year-old Ryan Hescott had the charges against them dismissed after the prosecution had failed to tender the firearms to the court on several occasions.
The first charge had alleged that on December 5, last, at Robb Street, Georgetown, they had in their possession seven rounds of ammunition without being the holders of firearm licences.
It was further alleged that the men had two firearms in their possession, when they were not holders of licences.
The three men, along with now-dead Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Lance Corporal Aaron Eastman, were jointly charged with the offences.
Lance Corporal Eastman who had 10 years of service in GDF died on March 3, after he was burnt to death during the Camp Street Prison fire, which claimed the lives of 17 inmates. According to reports, on December 5, 2015 police ranks during ‘Operation Dragnet’ stopped a motorcar on Robb Street, after observing its occupants acting in a suspicious manner.
They conducted a search of the vehicle, which was reported to be bearing an obscure number plate. The lawmen allegedly unearthed the guns and ammunition hidden in various parts of the car.
It was reported that concerned citizens saw the defendants in a motor car on Robb Street, acting in a suspicious manner. Police were summoned and cornered the vehicle, driven by the soldier.
At the time the GDF rank was reportedly wearing a black ‘hoodie’.
The vehicle was searched and the police reportedly found a .32 revolver with matching rounds under the front passenger’s seat and a 12 gauge sawn-off shot gun from under the driver’s seat.
When the quartet made their first court appearance on September 8, 2015, Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan had remanded them to prison on the ground of ensuring the public’s safety and the need to prevent them from committing another offence.
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