21-Y-O in custody for murder in Craig

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Police have arrested one man and are on the hunt for two other suspects in connection with the murder of a man in Craig, East Bank Demerara (EBD) on Wednesday morning.

News Room understands that 21-year-old Kelvin Persaud of Fourteen Avenue, Diamond, EBD was apprehended and is currently assisting with the investigation.

Purcell Moore, 40, was shot dead during an attempted robbery in the vicinity of the ‘shortcut’ at Old Road, Craig. According to a police statement, an argument reportedly erupted between the victim and the suspects and it escalated into a scuffle, during which the armed suspect allegedly discharged several rounds.

Moore was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police say the body bore a suspected gunshot wound to the right side chest and lacerations to the head. Investigators have retrieved two spent shells of a small calibre weapon, the police said.

Moore is a clothes vendor from Cayenne, French Guiana who arrived in Guyana about two weeks ago. He was staying with his mother and other relatives who live in Craig.  Moore’s body was found in this drain which is located a short distance away from his mother’s home.

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