Detectives are probing the alleged murder of 55-year-old Andrew Harris, called ‘Shortman’ at Surinamo Landing, Mazaruni River.
The shopkeeper was allegedly murdered sometime between July 31, 2023, and August 1, 2023, at ‘Mer Meria’ Backdam, Middle Mazaruni River, by a 34-year-old co-worker.
Investigation revealed that Harris and the suspect had been working together on a newly constructed shop owned by a 52-year-old businesswoman of Stewartville, West Coast Demerara, for the past 10 days.
According to the businesswoman, about 10:00hrs yesterday (August 1), she received a phone call from the suspect who told her he had found the deceased (Harris) dead at the shop.
The matter was reported to the police, who visited the area where they found the body of Harris in a slouched position on a bench, with what appeared to be blood on his jersey and on the ground where he sat.
Detectives examined the body and observed a stab wound, about 3 inches in width, to the victim’s upper left chest.
The suspect was subsequently arrested at a nearby camp and taken into custody.
Further investigations are in progress.