GPF | Joseph Fiffee, a 23-year-old robbery suspect from Buxton, East Coast Demerara, Guyana, South America, was fatally shot at about 08:45 hrs this morning (Saturday, 4th of November, 2023) at Annandale, East Coast Demerara by Anti-Crime Patrol Ranks from Regional Police Division #3.
Enquiries disclosed that between 21st October 2023 and 3rd November 2023, Joseph Fiffee and another male were involved in seven robberies between Annandale and Non-Pareil, East Coast Demerara. During the spate of robberies, Fiffee would have wounded most of the victims, one of whom is presently hospitalised.
Fiffee was previously charged on 23rd April with Robbery Under Arms, and he was released from prison on the 30th August 2023.
This morning (Saturday, 4th November 2023), an unknown caller contacted Vigilance Police Station and reported that Fiffee was seen riding a bicycle at Annandale. As a result, the ranks responded in a Force Motor Vehicle, and as they approached Annandale Cross Street, the robbery suspect was seen riding a red bicycle with a cutlass between the bar.
On seeing the Police vehicle, he began to ride faster and turned into a street that runs North to South. The ranks gave chase, and he pulled out what appeared to be a handgun, and two loud explosions were heard. The ranks took cover, and one rank discharged a round in Fiffee’s direction, who by this time had dropped his bicycle and jumped a fence, where he collapsed. He was picked up, and upon examination of his body, what appeared to be a wound was seen on his lower back. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was seen and examined by the Doctor on duty, who later pronounced him dead at 09:44 hrs this morning.
The scene was processed, and two .25 spent shells, along with a .25 Pistol (without serial number) and a magazine containing three rounds, were found in a drain next to the fence where Fiffee had jumped.
The firearm, spent shells and ammunition were lodged. Investigations continue.
Source: Action News Guyana