Cruickshank still critical; two other cops discharged
Guyana Chronicle
May 30, 2002

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Twenty-one-year-old Marlon Cruickshank, one of four policemen who were hospitalised after being ambushed and shot last Saturday while on duty aback the Coldingen Industrial Estate, East Coast Demerara, was at press time said to be still critical but in stable condition.

Cruickshank, who was the only one of the four to be admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Georgetown Hospital, was shot in the left shoulder, chest and thighs during the ambush.

According to a release from the Police Public Relations Department, yesterday, two other ranks, namely Constable Ravi Outar and Corporal Ray Guiness, were discharged on Tuesday and yesterday morning respectively.

Outar, 24, was wounded in the head, while Guiness, 41, sustained multiple wounds to chest and other parts of the body.

Both were confined to the High Dependency Unit (HDU) at the Georgetown Hospital, as was Constable Sherwin Alleyne, 26, who died Monday evening.

He died around 20:35hrs “despite stringent efforts by doctors and staff of the Georgetown Hospital,” the release said.

Alleyne, who hailed from New Amsterdam, Berbice, joined the Force on July 13, 2000. At the time of his death, the release said, he was stationed at the Beterverwagting Police Station, on the East Coast Demerara.

Investigations into “this dastardly act,” the Police say, are ongoing, and that all law enforcement efforts have been employed in order to ascertain the identity of the two criminals alleged to have committed it.