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Suspect arrested for gunning down of French Guiana-based Guyanese

Hours after a French Guiana-based Guyanese man was gunned down at Craig, East Bank Demerara, one of several suspects was arrested, the Guyana Police Force said.

Lawmen nabbed he 21-year old man of 14th Avenue, Diamond, East Bank Demerara at about 2 PM.

He is being questioned in connection with the murder of 42-year old Purcell Moore Jr. of First Street, Craig, East Bank Demerara and Cayenne, French Guiana.

Moore was shot dead at about 7 AM in the vicinity of the ‘short cut’ allegedly by one of three male suspects.

“Initial investigation revealed that the victim was on his way home when he was confronted by the suspects, one of whom was armed with a handgun. An argument reportedly erupted between the victim and the suspects and it escalated into a scuffle, during which the armed suspect allegedly discharged several rounds at the victim who fell after which they fled the scene,” the Guyana Police Force said.

Moore was rushed to the East Bank Demerara Regional Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival. The body bore a suspected gunshot wound to the right side chest and lacerations to the head.

Investigators have retrieved two spent shells of a small calibre weapon, at the scene.

  • itmickey

    In all the housing scheme there’s need for patrols…bandits walking the streets at all hours and the police have to be doing their job…Housing schemes such as Herstelling new housing scheme, Diamond, Grove, Farm, Parfaite, mocha all need police presence…come on Mr. Commissioner do something…the police can drive thru’ these areas so that the bandits would know that..and this would serve as a warning for them to not do mischief…

    • Col123

      Hey chap..who gon pay for that?…easy solutions there are…but unmentionable here!

  • Kassem_B

    What is the motivation here?

  • ExPPP_Man

    I thought crime done since PPP got throw outta affice.

    • Col123

      Ex dude…What crime???…weh deh crime deh?…Jhaatie took away all them people guns!..people a argue over something is no reflection pon the government….them ppp bina do the crime…ask them SOCA people!…now them SOCA boys na even bruk down doors anymo..