Soesdyke businessman shot after breaking into supermarket

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An injured Thomas being escorted to the hospital

The proprietor of Blue Mountain Sports Bar at Grant Sand Road, Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara (EBD) was admitted as a patient under guards at the Georgetown Public Hospital nursing a gunshot injury.

The businessman, Lloyd Thomas also called ‘Cuffy and Father” was reportedly shot after he reportedly broke into a Chinese supermarket in the vicinity of the Soesdyke/Linden Highway junction in the wee hours of Wednesday.

An injured Thomas being escorted to the hospital

Based on reports received, the owner of the business, a 49-year-old Chinese national was awaked by a loud banging sound emanating from his bedroom’s metal door.

As he got up to check, he told detectives that he heard a single gunshot after which he saw Thomas lying on the ground with blood on his head.

Reports received indicated that at least three other persons were seen escaping throw a hole that was made in the concrete wall.  Police have since retrieved a spent .9mm shell at the scene.

CCTV footage showed that the vehicle suspected to be that of Thomas fleeing the scene. Police are continuing their investigations.