An elderly gold miner attempted to kill his wife and shot himself dead afterwards at their Bourda, Georgetown residence, police said.
Dead is 73-year old Theodore “Totie” Adams. His wife, 43-year old Sarojnie Warnauth was admitted to a private city hospital where doctors were performing emergency surgery.
‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken told reporters that neighbours heard a loud explosion at the couple’s home located at 24 North Road, a few doors east of Baroombar, at about 7:30 PM.
Police were summoned and Adams lifeless body, with a gunshot to his head, was found while his wife was rushed to a city hospital with a gunshot wound to her mouth. Sources said that in recent years Adams was mentally unstable. Crime sleuths have since learned that Adams and his wife had an argument over a 10 year old girl that he claimed was not his child.
A licensed handgun was found at the scene of the crime.
Detectives were up to late Wednesday night interviewing persons at the house.