More cops dis­patched to Cuyuni River site to probe mur­der of Do­mini­can miner

Stabroek News Sunday - - NEWS -

Ad­di­tional po­lice ranks were yes­ter­day dis­patched to the Black Wa­ter Back­dam, Cuyuni River site where a Do­mini­can Repub­lic na­tional was shot and killed dur­ing a rob­bery on Fri­day.

Di­vi­sional Com­man­der (ag) Kevin Ado­nis told Sun­day Stabroek that the ranks were dis­patched to the area yes­ter­day morn­ing and were ob­tain­ing state­ments up to last evening.

“The first group was sent there specif­i­cally to bring out the body,” Ado­nis said, re­fer­ring to ranks who were dis­patched on Fri­day.

The Guyana Po­lice Force, in a state­ment is­sued yes­ter­day, said that the owner of the camp where the in­ci­dent oc­curred has since pro­vided “much needed ae­rial sup­port,” which has re­sulted in in­ves­ti­ga­tors and ranks from the Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Depart­ment (CID) and Tac­ti­cal Ser­vices Unit (TSU) be­ing flown to the area.

Rosario, 55, a miner, was shot and killed around 2 am on Fri­day when ban­dits in­vaded the min­ing camp and stole a quan­tity of gold. The camp is owned by a Kitty res­i­dent. The po­lice had said that ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tions had re­vealed that Rosario was shot when one of the three sus­pects pounced and dis­charged a round.

The sus­pects, the po­lice said, then pro­ceeded to the dredge, held the other em­ploy­ees at gun­point and re­moved two mats from the sluice box be­fore es­cap­ing.

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