Alleged ‘trigger man’ charged with murder of Clothes Vendor


The alleged trigger-man in the murder of 40-year-old clothes vendor, Purcell Moore, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on Friday, January 12, 2018, charged with the indictable offence before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan.

Selwin Dawson, 21 called “Pop Skull” was remanded to prison until January 22, 2018. It is alleged that on December 20, 2017, at Old Road, Craig East Bank Demerara he murdered Moore during the course of a robbery. Moore resided at Cayenne, French Guiana but was on a visit to Guyana at the time of his murder.

Kelvin Persaud

The Kaneville, East Bank Demerara resident was not required to plea to the indictable charge. On December 27, 2017, Kelvin Persaud of Fourteen Avenue, Diamond, EBD was also charged and remanded for the same murder.

According to reports, Moore was shot dead during an attempted robbery in the vicinity of the ‘shortcut’ at Old Road, Craig.

Dead: Purcell Moore

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.

Persaud had allegedly confessed to investigators that he was the ‘look-out’ man and pillion rider of the motorcycle.

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