Suspect confesses to East La Penitence robbery/murder, two others arrested


By Leroy Smith

Three men from East La Penitence, Georgetown remain in police custody in connection with the robbery and murder at the home of the Shaheed Family at Freeman Street, East La Penitence early Sunday morning.

The News Room has been informed that at least one of the three suspects, has confessed to the crime and told detectives that they planned the attack on the family who were preparing for a memorial service for their father’s one-year death anniversary.

Dead: Fazal Shaheed

Those who have been arrested by the police have been identified as “George Hope,” “Stemma” and “Rasta.”

News Room was reliably informed that “George Hope” works at a city wharf, while “Stamma” enjoys the support of his mother and “Rasta” does nothing but lime in the community.

Fazal Shaheed, a father of one, was shot approximately three times to his abdomen and once in the region of his lungs. He died while in surgery at the Georgetown Public Hospital. His brothers, Abdul Talim Shaheed and Shalim Shaheed were also injured during the attack.

According to the family, Talim of Toronto, Canada was shot once and Shalim of the United States was shot approximately three times. The family could only verify that a handbag containing an undisclosed sum of cash and travel documents was taken from the home. They are unsure as to whether the brothers were robbed of anything given their state and the confusion at the house.

Police reported that several spent shells have been retrieved from the scene by investigators who are currently working on several leads in order to quickly bring the perpetrators to justice.

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