Taxi driver shot dead after refusing to transport passenger

first_imgA man who operates his vehicle as a taxi at Puruni Landing, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) was on Saturday evening shot dead after he refused to transport the suspect to his destination.The identity of the dead man is yet to be confirmed by the Police, but according to F Division (interior Locations) Commander Kevin Adonis, the incident was reported and a team of investigators travelled into the area on Sunday morning to launch a probe.He added that owing to the water level, the ranks took more time to reach the area than expected, noting the telephone connectivity was lacking. He stated that once information became available, it would be disseminated to the public.Moreso, he could not verify whether or not the suspect was arrested. Based on information reaching Guyana Times, the suspect whose name was given as “Bean” approached the now dead man and requested to be taken to a location a short distance away.However, the driver refused and this angered the suspect, so an argument ensued. It was during the argument, the suspect whipped out a reportedly unlicensed firearm and discharged a round, hitting the driver. Upon hearing the gunshot, people in the area rushed to the scene where they saw the driver in a pool of blood in his vehicle.He subsequently died. It was reported that the suspect was previously placed before the court charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.last_img read more