Police shoot, kill alleged robbery suspect at Annandale

Joseph Fiffee running away from police ranks

“On seeing the Police vehicle, he began to ride faster and turn 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,” the Police report noted.

Fiffee 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 pronounced dead at 09:44 hrs.

Police said they recovered two .25 spent shells, along with a .25 Pistol (without serial number) and a magazine containing three rounds, in a drain next to the fence where Fiffee had jumped.

The firearm, spent shells and ammunition were lodged.

Police said that between October 21, 2023 and November 3, 2023, 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.”