Protest action in Guyana following Monday's general election has now led to the police killing of an 18-year-old man in West Coast Berbice.
The dead man has been identified as Seedat' Devon' Hansraj.
Police said Hansraj was among a group of people armed with cutlasses, pieces of wood and iron who attacked officers along the Cotton Tree Public Road in that community on Friday night.
According to reports, Hansraj allegedly chopped two police officers, identified as Sgt Ibaran and Constable Fraser, during the melee.
Hansraj was shot dead as police took measures to defend themselves.
A third officer, identified as Constable Grant, was assaulted by protesters.
All three police officers were subsequently taken to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital for treatment. Their conditions are considered stable.
Police have linked the attack to the current string of protests across the country linked to the inability of the Guyana Elections Commission to announce declare the result of the election.
Both the incumbent Partnership for National Unity and Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) and the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP-C) are claiming victory in Monday’s polls. However, the Opposition has accused the APNU+AFC of attempting to “steal the elections” due to issues with the count in the Region Four district.