Security guard shoots self in throat

first_imgOne person is presently in Police custody assisting with investigations concerning a Police guard who shot herself to her throat in the washroom of Caricom Rice Mills at Anna Regina, in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).Dead is 29-year-old Special Constable #15117 Shendal George. The incident reportedly occurred sometime between 17:00h and 17:45h on May 4 at Caricom Rice Mills.Information disclosed that George was attached to Caricom Rice Mills as an armed guard working on a shift basis. At the time of the incident, she was working on the 15:00h to 23:00h shift, armed with a service .32 revolver with six live rounds.She was said to be on duty at the main front gate along with another security guard, George Bisnauth, of Anna Regina.According to Bisnauth, at about 17:00h, Shendal George left the guard hut and went for a walk around the compound. About 17:45h, her mother came to the gate and enquired about her when Bisnauth left in search and found her lying motionless on her back in the toilet area with a suspected gun shot to her throat; fully dressed in her uniform.The service revolver was seen about five inches from her right hand. Upon closer examination, five live rounds were found in the chamber along with a spent shell on the ground.Bisnauth then immediately raised an alarm after which a report was made to the Police.The circumstances surrounding the Police guard taking of her own life is still unclear. However, rumours have been circulating that she had reached ‘saturation point’ in life.The scene was visited by officers from Police in G Division (Essequibo coast-Islands) and thereafter, her body was transported to the Suddie mortuary where it awaits a post-mortem examination. Her firearm, along with the remaining ammunition was lodged at the station.last_img read more