Wanted man had opened fire on patrol
-- Police

Guyana Chronicle
November 7, 2002

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POLICE yesterday said that the wanted man, Adrian Greene, who was fatally shot in a yard on Durban Street, Georgetown, on Tuesday night, had opened fire on a Police patrol.

A Police release also confirmed that a female, identified as Dorothy Williams, 54, of East Ruimveldt, who was in the area at the time, received gunshot wounds during the shooting incident, and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Hospital.

Williams leaves to mourn her husband Maurice Williams, nine children, 21 grandchildren and other relatives.

The Police Force has expressed condolences to the relatives and friends on the unfortunate demise of Mrs. Williams, and said it is taking all relevant steps, by way of an investigation, to properly ascertain the circumstances of her death.

One of her daughters said she had just left the house of a friend and was waiting on a bus home when she was hit by bullets.

Police said that the man identified as Adrian Greene, and two others, were in a motorcar when the Police patrol observed them acting suspiciously on Durban Street.

On seeing the patrol, Greene left the car and began firing at the Police who adopted tactical manoeuvres and returned fire, the release said.

When the exchange of gunfire ended, Greene was found with gunshot wounds at about 21:30 hrs, Police said.

The other two occupants of the motorcar were arrested and are in Police custody.

Police said a .32 Taurus pistol with six live rounds and a Taurus Millennium pistol with one spent shell stuck in the breech was found in Greene's possession.

The release said $74,000 was also found on Greene and was lodged at the hospital.

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