Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Barataria bandit identified

One of the four men who tried to rob a supermarket in Barataria on Monday morning has been identified as 27-year-old Allen Walker.

Walker, police said, was well known to officers of the North Eastern Division as he had been serving a sentence for firearm related charges, and had only been released in May.

He was gunned down at about 7:15 am on Monday along Sixth Avenue, Barataria.

According to police reports, Walker was with a group of three other men, who were all dressed in CEPEP uniforms. The group entered a supermarket along Sixth Avenue and announced a hold-up.

They grabbed the contents of the cash register, however, as they were prepared to make good their escape they were challenged by a businessman in the store who had a licensed firearm in his possession.

There was said to be a shoot-out, during which Walker was hit several times about the body.

He died at the scene.

The businessman was said to have sustained injuries in the exchange and was rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where he was treated.

Up to 9:00 am Tuesday, he was said to still be warded in a serious condition.

More on this as it becomes available.