As tempers continue to flare on in the Essequibo village of Dartmouth over the Police shooting death of businessman Orin Boston, the businessman’s wife is disputing the Police Force’s version of events which claimed that the businessman was shot during a confrontation with the Police. The wife said he was killed while asleep.
According to the wife, Fiona Boston, her husband was shot in his bed after the Police kicked down the door to gain entry into the house with a warning and no search warrant.
The wife said she was in the same bed and had to seek permission to move off of the bed as her husband laid motionless.
She said her injured husband was dragged to the living room as the Police carried out a search that came up empty-handed.
The wife said her attempts to record the incident were blocked by the Police.
“He was sleeping when he got the gunshot and all he said was ouch but he did not get up or anything”, the wife explained.
The woman said she was told not to move and kept at her husband’s side as she watched his life slip away.
She said during the haphazard operation, the Police officers started cursing among themselves over the shooting while offering no help to the injured man.
He was eventually taken away from the scene and pronounced dead at the Suddie Hospital. The wife said she noticed a bullet wound to her husband’s side as he laid motionless in the house before being taken away. She said her husband never regained consciousness.
The businessman was very popular in his community and news of his death has led to widespread protests with debris being set on fire on the roadways.
The Ministry of Home Affairs is asking the protesters to desist from their fiery protests and to begin removing the debris from the blocked roads.
The residents have not budged.