Murder-suicide in Mazaruni

Last Updated on Monday, 22 February 2016, 22:16 by Denis Chabrol

A blurred image of the murder victim

A blurred image of the murder victim

A man shot dead his fiancé before committing suicide by turning the weapon himself at Kartabo, Mazaruni, police confirmed.

Divisional Police Commander, Ravindra Budhram told Demerara Waves Online News that the pistol has been recovered.

Residents gave her name as 19-year old Glenda Williams and his as 22-year old Terry Alexander, a gold miner.

Police and residents said the incident stemmed from a domestic dispute.  Residents said he shot the woman to her chest and then shot himself in the head on a lonely area of a road at Kartabo in western Guyana. Their bodies were found about 20 feet apart from each other.

Kartabo is located about 10 minutes from the township of Bartica.