Another Policeman shot dead
Guyana Chronicle
September 7, 2002

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A CHIEF Inspector of Police gunned down in Albouystown, Georgetown last night, was minutes later pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).

Dead is well-known Court Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Leyland October, who was attached to the Georgetown Magistrates Courts.

Reports said that October, who was driving his motorcar, had just pulled up in front of `Duckie's Shop' at the corner of Sussex and Russell Streets and got out with the intention of entering the shop when he was attacked at about 20:30 hrs.

His attackers apparently sprayed mace in his path and as he stumbled, he was shot in the region of his heart.

He instantly fell to the ground, bleeding profusely.

Reports said some young men who were at the scene, put the badly wounded October into his car and drove him to the Emergency Unit of the GPHC where he was pronounced dead.

His motor vehicle was left in the care of the hospital security pending the arrival of the Police.

October is the 10th Policeman to have been brutally gunned down since April this year.

He was a member of the Guyana Police Force for several years and served as Court Prosecutor at the Providence Magistrate's Court before being transferred to the Georgetown Courts.

Constable 18721 Feroze Bashir, of Melanie Damishana, East Coast Demerara, was late last month shot several times by a gunman while visiting a young woman in Buxton.

Police said the 21-year-old rank, attached to the Tactical Services Unit, was shot in the neck and other parts of his body by a man who approached him as he was sitting on his motorcycle speaking with the young woman.