Suspect in McDoom murder arrested at city hospital


A suspect involved in the shooting death of 38-year-old Kelvin Walters Tuesday night was arrested the Woodlands Hospital where he was seeking medical attention.

Police, acting on a tip, were able to swiftly arrest him, where he remains a patient under police guard.

The suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Devon Williams of Albouystown, Georgetown.  He suffered a broken left pelvis, a torn tendon and muscles on the left leg, along with head injuries.

Walters was a taxi driver attached to the Indian Chief Taxi Service; he resided at Queenstown, Georgetown and Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara.

Police said that Walters was proceeding south on the McDoom Public Road, EBD in the vicinity of Two Brothers Gas station at around 19:30hrs with his wife and 5-year-old daughter in the car when motorcycle CJ 2686 pulled up alongside them and two men ordered Walters to pull over.

After Walters refused, one of the men pulled out a hand gun and shot him in his left side jaw. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where was pronounced dead on arrival.

Walters managed to injure one of the suspects by crashing his car into the motorbike.

According to a News Source report, the murder may be linked to the upcoming trial of three men for the grenade attack on the Kaieteur News back in 2015. Walters was one of the main witnesses in that case that is expected to come up for trial soon.

A police investigation is underway.

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