I was not sure whether to title this article, “the shooting of Orin Boston,” or “the murder of Orin Boston.” Mr. Orin Boston was a prominent businessman and family man of Dartmouth Village, Essequibo Coast, Region 9, Guyana, South America. He was gunned down by police literally in his bed during the early morning hours of Wednesday, 15th of September, 2021 in the presence of his wife and possibly children. The motive for the forced and sudden entry into the home of the Bostons that night is not clear at this time. However, the Guyana Police Force said in a statement that, acting on information received, they were searching for “prohibited items.” No prohibited items were found in the home.
But even if the police were conducting a search operation, there was no justification for shooting since Mr. Boston was not armed at the time of his death. Mr. Boston’s wife related that had taken a shower, and being very tired from a hard day’s work, retired to bed with only a towel wrapped around his body. Little did he know that that was going to be the last bath he would take or the last time he would have enjoyed the comfort of his own bed.
Around 4:00 AM on the morning of Wednesday, 15th of September, 2021, members of the SWAT force of the Guyana Police Force forcibly entered the home of Mr. Orin Boston, traumatized his family, including two young children under the age of 10, rushed up to his bedroom and shot him dead.
At first, the police in a statement said that Mr. Boston was shot in the upper left arm, but an autopsy revealed that he died from hemmorhage and shock secondary to a gunshot wound to his chest. The family members told police that after Mr. Boston was shot by the police, the police lifted him outside and laid him down by the door before coming back into the house to search for items. This fatal delay might have caused his death. Subsequently, the police went back outside, loaded Mr. Boston to the back of the police van and transported him to the Suddie Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.