Cops kill sus­pected ban­dit at Zeel­ugt

-was wear­ing ring stolen in pre­vi­ous night’s rob­bery

Stabroek News Sunday - - FRONT PAGE -

Po­lice shot and killed an ac­cused ban­dit yes­ter­day morn­ing fol­low­ing a con­fronta­tion in front of his Zeel­ugt, East Bank Esse­quibo home.

Dead is 19-year-old Noel “Kevin” Kis­soon, of 808 Zeel­ugt New Hous­ing Scheme, who po­lice say was wear­ing a ring that was stolen dur­ing an at­tack on a Zeel­ugt cou­ple less than 12 hours be­fore he met his demise.

Ac­cord­ing to a Guyana Po­lice Force state­ment, Kis­soon, who was armed with a hand­gun, pounced on the cou­ple just around 7 pm while they were on their ve­ran­dah.

It is al­leged that he relieved them of an undis­closed sum of cash, four cell­phones, two gold bands and a fin­ger ring be­fore as­sault­ing the cou­ple with his gun and es­cap­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, act­ing on in­for­ma­tion re­ceived, ranks went to Kis­soon’s home around 5.45 am and upon their ar­rival they were met by the sus­pect, who was al­legedly bran­dish­ing a hand­gun in a “men­ac­ing man­ner.”

It was al­leged that Kis­soon pointed the gun at ranks, thus re­sult­ing in him be­ing shot once in the lower re­gion of his ab­domen. He was sub­se­quently rushed to the Leonora Cot­tage Hospi­tal, where he was pro­nounced dead on ar­rival.

Po­lice also re­ported that the ring stolen from the Zeel­ugt cou­ple was be­ing worn by Kis­soon, while the other stolen items, ex­clud­ing the cash, were found in his house.

Kis­soon is known to the po­lice as he was pre­vi­ously con­victed on charges of break and en­try, lar­ceny and is cur­rently be­fore the court for armed rob­bery, rape and pos­ses­sion of nar­cotics.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, he was also wanted in con­nec­tion with sev­eral re­cent rob­beries and the in­de­cent as­sault of a woman.

The re­cov­ered phones and jew­ellery that were stolen dur­ing an at­tack on a Zeel­ugt, East Bank Esse­quibo cou­ple on Fri­day evening. Also in photo is the hand­gun al­legedly bran­dished by Noel “Kevin” Kis­soon dur­ing a fa­tal con­fronta­tion with po­lice out­side of his home yes­ter­day morn­ing.

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