THE two suspected robbers shot and killed by police in Chaguanas last Friday during a robbery were not shot in their backs, as their relatives have claimed.
A report in Tuesday's Newsday stated that relatives of Daniel Alfred, 23, and Nickon Robertson, 26, were confused over the killings, since the dead men bore wounds to the back.
Alfred, a vendor of Montrose Street, Chaguanas, and Robertson, of Temple Street, Chaguanas, were killed during a shoot-out with police at a gated community in Chaguanas last Friday.
Police said Alfred, Robertson and another man had stolen a flat-screen television and a stereo from a house at Indus Lane, River View Park.
Police arrived at the scene and the thieves and police exchanged gunfire.
The third man was shot and is detained at hospital.
Pathologist Dr Valery Alexandrov told the Express yesterday that neither Alfred nor Robertson was shot in the back.
Alexandrov said Alfred was shot at close range, with two gunshots to the face, one to the shoulder and two to the left hand.
One of the bullets to the face exited at the back of Alfred's neck, Alexandrov said.
Robertson was shot once on the right side below the armpit, and the bullet travelled to the left side and penetrated the internal organs, including the heart, the pathologist found. See Page 7