MMC employee kills workmate during argument

first_img― another shot to the shoulderA security guard of the MMC Security Service shot and killed a colleague on Saturday after he reportedly made ill statements about his daughter. The shooting occurred at about 08:30h at the MMC Head Office at Happy Acres, East Coast Demerara.Dead: Herbert VerwayneDead is Herbert Verwayne, 36, of Lot 710 Block 8, Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo. However, another colleague, Keon White, who was shot to his left hand during the incident was admitted a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital.Guyana Times understands that the shooter was arrested and is assisting police in their investigations.Investigations so far have revealed that the now dead man was in the company of several other employees when the suspect armed with a shotgun approached and accused him of making ill statements about his daughter. In rage, he discharged a shot, hitting the man to his neck.Investigations have been launched into the shooting by both the MMC Security Service and the Guyana Police Force.However, Eslyn Gibbons, mother of the dead father of five, told the media Saturday that she was at home when she received the awful news and immediately rushed to the hospital.“I live in town so after I get the call I went across at the hospital and his wife had to travel from Tuschen but we all meet up there.”The devastated mother explained that her son went to work on Friday evening and would have been relived at 07:00h on Saturday.She noted that he was already changed into civilian clothing and was talking with colleagues when the man walked up to him and requested that he “freeze”. She explained that she was told those around him thought he was joking.“He then start cuss and telling my son that he f***ing with his family and pulled the trigger. When I went to see my son, his neck was damage…he could a shoot he anywhere else, but why he neck?” she questioned.Based on reports the family received, the man was shot at about 07:00h but was taken to the hospital until 08:10h. The mother is claiming that when they took him to the hospital, the doctor did his best to save his life but his condition was too critical.She last saw her son on Friday when he drove past her but would have spoken to him on Thursday.She recalled him telling her that he wanted to leave the job since he had issues with one of his colleagues but she talked him out of it. He was employed as a driver at the security firm. The woman is crying out for justice and for the security firm to carry out a thorough investigation.The man leaves to mourn five children, wife, mother and siblings. A post-mortem examination is expected to be performed on Monday. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img

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