held with stolen gun
from Bartica massacre
An Agricola, East Bank Demerara man, who was found in possession of a
weapon stolen during the Bartica massacre, was last week remanded to
prison when he appeared before a Georgetown Magistrate.
Sheldon Gorrick, 27, of Third Street, Agricola, was found in possession
of a .32 magnum revolver and seven rounds of ammunition on July 28 at
College Road, Brickdam, by ranks of a mobile police patrol. He was
charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition without licence.
According to the police, the firearm has been traced to miner Chunilall
Babulall of Bartica, Essequibo, whose home was attacked and robbed by
gunmen who attacked the community during the Bartica killings on
February 17, 2008.
However, the police did not say if the man will be charged for the
massacre, which left 12 persons dead.
August 4, 2008