Family shocked at death of bandit; unaware of his involvement in criminal acts

July 31, 2015 1:05 pm Category: latest news A+ / A-



Dead: Delroy Cort

Dead: Delroy Cort



The family of the Corentyne man that was reportedly involved in a robbery at the No.61 village beach is speechless at the revelation.

Twenty – three – year old Delroy Cort of Manchester Village, Corentyne was shot dead on Wednesday, July 29 during a shootout with ranks of the Guyana Police Force.

Relatives of Cort said that they are shocked to learn of his death as he left home after lunch on Wednesday to go on the road. Cort, who is Pork Knocker, has been away from the interior since Easter. However, he has never been fingered or placed before the court for any criminal offence. Hence, the discovery has left the family baffled.

A sister said they learn of Cort’s death after 18:00 hrs when they received telephone calls from a number of persons who are known to the family. At around 21:00hrs, a group of family members ventured to the Skeldon Hospital Mortuary where they positively identified the body. A post mortem examination is expected to be performed shortly.

The police were on a mobile patrol when two victims of a robbery ran out of some bushes and told officers that they were robbed by two armed men. iNews was informed by police sources that they summoned backup immediately and came into contact with the bandits, who opened fire on the police.

However, several officers took cover, while others were engaged in the shootout.

During the shootout, Cort was fatally shot and pronounced dead on arrival at the Skeldon Hospital.

According to a police report, at about 14:15 hrs, ranks of a mobile patrol were informed by a man and a woman that they were held up by two men armed with shotguns in the No. 61 Village Beach Area, Corentyne, and who took away their cash, jewellery and two cell phones.

The police responded and caught up with the men during which the ranks came under fire. The police returned fire fatally wounding Cort, while accomplice managed to escape.

An unlicensed 12 gauge shotgun along with 2 cartridges and the two stolen cell phones were recovered by the police.

Police is currently hunting for the other suspect as their investigations continue.

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