3 cops remanded to prison over shooting death of Quindon Bacchus
Lance Corporal Kristoff De Nobrega, Lance Corporal Thurston Simon, and Sergeant Dameion McLennon were on Tuesday remanded to prison over the shooting death of 23-year-old Quindon Bacchus.
The trio appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. De Nobrega was slapped with a murder charge and was remanded to prison until July 19.
McLennon and Simon were charged with attempting to obstruct the course of justice and was remanded to prison until July 12.
Bacchus, a father of one, was shot on June 10 during what the GPF claimed was an intelligence-led operation at Haslington New Scheme, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
According to the Police, a 22-year-old construction worker who provided “certain information” led ranks to Bacchus, who allegedly possessed a firearm and was intended to sell it to one of the ranks.
While handing the firearm to the rank, the GPF claimed that Bacchus opened gunfire on De Nobrega, who shot him in the process.
MTV News Update understands that the 23-year-old father was shot six times and once to the head.
On Tuesday last, a massive protest erupted on the East Coast corridor over the young man’s death after an online social media agency published an inaccurate post saying that De Nobrega was released from police custody.
The protest led to vendors attached to the Mon Repos market being attacked and robbed. This protest also caused commuters to return to their homes because the roads were blocked. Many businesses along the route were forced to shut their doors as well.