A 21-year-old was stabbed to the chest last night by a man he had assaulted at a rum shop in Limlair Village. The victim has been identified as Patrick Wilson of Lot 5 Limlair Village, Corentyne, Berbice.
He died around 23:00 hrs after sustaining a single stab wound.
The Guyana Standard has been informed that Wilson was imbibing at a rum shop not far from his home with two relatives when the suspect walked in an accused the three men of “talking” his name.
A fight subsequently erupted between the suspect and one of Wilson’s relatives. This caused the deceased to pick up a wood and deal the suspect several lashes.
According to information received, persons in the rum shop stepped in and chased the men out.
Late last night however, the suspect spotted a highly intoxicated Wilson heading home alone and confronted him.
The young man was stabbed and died almost immediately.
The suspect has since been arrested.