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Two suspects in shootout at Craig identified

Commissioner of Police Mr. Seelall Persaud, accompanied by Divisional Commander Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken and Head of the Criminal Investigations Department Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum visiting the injured policeman in hospital.

Police Tuesday night disclosed the identities of two men-one shot dead and the other injured- who were captured during an operation at Craig, East Bank Demerara that netted several suspects in two recent murders and then brutal assault of a judge and her husband.

The suspect who was fatally shot during the police operation has been identified as Rolston Morrison called ‘Mappy’ or ‘Sadam’, 29 years, whose known addresses were Nabaclis, East Coast Demerara; Agricola, Georgetown; and Providence, East Bank Demerara.

A wanted bulletin had been issued for him on March 18, 2015, as he was a suspect in the murder of Dwayne Kennedy who was shot and killed at the Golden Grove Market on March 14, 2015.

Police also indentified the wounded suspect who has been hospitalised under guard identified as Warren McKenzie, 22 years, of Brutus Street, Agricola.

Seven others, who were in the house, were arrested during the police raid that took place at about 2 AM at a two-flat house at  Craig village.

Crime sleuths  believe that the suspects are linked to the gunning down of the owner of Multiplex Mall, Ganesh “Boyo” Lall at his home at La Jalousie, West Coast Demerara, and the severe beating of Justice Nicole Pierre and her husband at Felicity, East Coast Demerara. The suspects have been also fingered in the killing of Travis Rudder at Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara

Police listed the items found at the house as one 9mm. Glock pistol with two magazines and 25 matching rounds and the two wrist watches. A number of 9mm. spent shells were recovered at the scene.

Commissioner of Police Mr. Seelall Persaud, accompanied by Divisional Commander Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken and Head of the Criminal Investigations Department Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum  Tuesday morning visited the Police Constable who was shot after coming under fire the operation. 

The rank, who is in a stable condition, was visited by the Commissioner and senior officers at the hospital where he was offered words of comfort and encouragement.