Detectives are probing the shooting death of an elderly rice miller of Corentyne, Berbice. The man, 74-year-old Lallpersaud Jagadeo was shot to the chest as four gunmen stormed his Corentyne home.
According to the police, the incident took place just after 8 o’ clock on Tuesday night as the four men were carrying out a robbery at the man’s house. The Police report stated that the perpetrators entered the premises and held up the man’s wife and four other women who were outside in the yard.
According to the Police, the raised an alarm and Lallpersaud Jagadeo came downstairs and intervened. He was shot to his chest by the gunmen who escaped.
The elderly man was rushed to the Skeldon Hospital where Doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.
Investigations are in progress.