Manhunt in Region 7 chopping death

Last Updated on Sunday, 7 July 2024, 12:01 by Writer

A police manhunt was launched Saturday for a Venezuelan suspect in connection with the chopping death of another Venezuelan, a gold miner at Quartzstone Landing, Cuyuni River, Region 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and police said they were searching for the suspect.

Dead is 21-year-old Adrian Williams of San Martin, Venezuela and Quartzstone Landing, Cuyuni River, which occurred yesterday (Friday, July 5, 2024) at about 00:30 hours.

Williams was reportedly murdered by another identifiable male Venezuelan whose only name has been given as “Pellupa.” Police said they found Williams’ body on the ground clad in a short pants, with no footwear or top. “The ranks further examined the body and observed several chop wounds to the right-side chin, throat, the left side head, and the right shoulder of the man, police said.

A small bottle of rum was found in the dead man’s pants pocket, investigators said.

Investigators were informed that on July 4,2024 at about 11:30 p.m., Williams and another Venezuelan known as ‘Barber’ were imbibing at a shop. The shop’s owner said he locked his shop and retired to bed but at about 11:30 p.m., he heard a loud noise coming from in front of his shop. The man, upon investigating, saw Williams and ‘Barber’ involved in a scuffle, but were eventually separated by onlookers.

Another resident told police that on July 5 at about 12:30 a.m., he heard a loud noise, and upon venturing outside, the resident saw Pellupa standing over Williams with a cutlass, attempting to chop him further. Police said the assailant was deterred by onlookers and later made his escape, leaving Williams in the middle of the walkway in a pool of blood.