An investigation has been launched into the death of a Byera man who passed away after being shot by police Wednesday morning, Commissioner of Police Michael Charles told I-Witness News on Thursday.
Dead is Rohan “Boyin” Lette, said to be in his early 30s.
“He was behaving rather strangely yesterday morning, throwing missiles (objects) on houses and people,” the police chief told I-Witness News.
“The police were called; he did the same to the police, and in order to disarm him, he was shot. Unfortunately, he died at the Georgetown hospital,” Charles further said.
He, however, told I-Witness News that he was not in a position to say how many times the deceased was shot.
Police from Colonarie and Georgetown had responded to the call.
Charles said head of the Criminal Investigation Department, Assistant Superintendent of Police Sydney James has been instructed to appoint an officer to lead an investigation into the shooting.