Male detained in connection with La Penitence murder


The Police have so far detained one person in connection with the murder of a 36-year-old man of Lot 155 Middle Road La Penitence, Georgetown.

Leon Hescott called ‘Dudu’ who Police have identified as a clothes vendor also of French Guiana, was shot to the head at about 19:00hrs on Friday in an abandoned yard on Middle Road, La Penitence.

Police said Hescott returned from French Guiana on Thursday to renovate his father’s house at Lot 155 Middle Road, La Penitance but was killed before he had the opportunity to do so.

Persons at the scene of the crime

One of the man’s sisters told Police that Hescott left home with a sum of foreign currency at about 15:00hrs and she later received information that he was shot and robbed.

Police said a wound was seen on the left side of his temple which appeared to be that of a gunshot.

When the News Room visited the scene on Friday evening, relatives were inconsolable.

This is the fifth Hescott brother to be shot and killed. According to the Kaieteur News, in November 1996, Winston Hescott was shot and killed by police at Madewini on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway followed by Adam Hescott who was also killed by police in 1997.

In November 2006, another brother Shawn Hescott was gunned down a stone’s throw from his home and on April 17 2007, Dave Hescott was found dead in the Le Repentir cemetery with a gunshot wound to the head.

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