UPDATED: 5 gunmen killed in Guyana; AK-47 rifle and shotguns recovered

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UPDATED: 5 gunmen killed in Guyana; AK-47 rifle and shotguns recovered

(NEWS SOURCE GUYANA) – Three of the five men killed during a stand-off with police Tuesday morning as they invaded a Lilliendaal home have been identified.

Those identified so far are 38-year-old Timothy St.Hill of Diamond Housing Scheme, 39-year-old Adrian Dally, who was a mason of West Minister and 31-year-old Levi Braithwaite, who was a taxi driver from the North Ruimveldt area.

Police investigators have confirmed that an AK-47 rifle with two magazines and two shotguns were found at the scene in the possession of the bandits.

Investigators also found equipment that was used to cut through the gate to the property. It is suspected that the men may have been after a safe that was stored in the house. The homeowner’s name has not been released.

According to Crime Chief Paul Williams, the Guyana Police received an emergency call around 3 o’ clock this morning that there was a break-in at a home in the Lilliendaal area.

He said police responded immediately and when they arrived on the scene they found themselves in an armed confrontation with the five gunmen.

At the end of the gunfight, the five gunmen were found with multiple gunshot injuries. They were taken to the Georgetown Hospital where doctors pronounced them all dead.

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