Alvin Griffith, a 22-year-old labourer of Lot 632 ‘A’ Field, South Sophia, was reportedly murdered at about 21:30hrs on Sunday last.

Inquiries disclosed that the victim was sitting on his black CB1 Motorcycle, CM 3560, in front of his home when two males approached him, one of whom pointed a handgun at him and tried to take away his motorcycle. A scuffle ensued, and the suspect, who had the handgun, discharged a round, hitting the victim to his right-side upper chest.

The victim ran off a short distance and collapsed on the roadway. The suspects then attempted to mount the victim’s motorcycle, but an alarm was raised by residents in the area who went to the victim’s assistance.

Both suspects then ran in an attempt to escape, but the residents gave chase and managed to apprehend one of them. He was subsequently identified as a 19-year-old of Campbell Street, Albouystown, Georgetown.

The victim was then rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) by residents but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The suspect, who was beaten by residents, was also taken to the GPHC in an unconscious state. He is presently receiving medical attention under police guard.

Griffith’s body is at the GPHC mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.

Investigations are ongoing.


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