Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Lance Corporal Kevon Payne was shot dead outside his home in Sussex Street, Albouystown on Tuesday evening around 22:00h.
Ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) gathered at the crime scene on Tuesday night where GDF Lance Corporal Kevon Payne was shot dead
The 22-year-old man was reportedly shot five times. When Guyana Times arrived at the scene, a huge crowd had already assembled outside of his home and several arguments erupted over the Police’s alleged involvement in the execution style murder of Payne.
Family members strongly believe Police Officers shot the young GDF Officer; however, they were unable to detail exactly what transpired.
“I just hear the Police them shoot he but me nah know is what happen exactly,” related one of the deceased’s aunts.
Other relatives lined the street, hurling insults towards Police Officers who were also at the scene of the shooting, trying to gather information from uncooperative residents.
Another group of bystanders related that Payne was arguing with a man on a CG motorcycle when the incident occurred.
“I hear that he and some man was arguing and then next you know, the man pull out a gun and start shooting. But I hear the Police was right there, like a corner away and they didn’t do nothing,” a neighbour stated.
While information on the matter remains sketchy, Guyana Times understands from reliable sources that Payne was indeed involved in a heated argument with an individual on a CG motorcycle, who then whipped out a gun and discharged several rounds in his direction.
The man on the motorcycle reportedly fled the scene immediately after the shooting. An investigation has been launched into the shooting.