Suspect in Sophia murder arrested after shootout with Police
The suspect who was being sought in relation to the murder of 37-year-old Andre Easton of ‘B’ Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown was arrested by Police Wednesday afternoon.
Keron Mark Adams was apprehended at Mocha, East Bank Demerara shortly after Police Headquarters released a wanted bulletin for his arrest.
Police Headquarters reported that at about 13:45h ranks after being tipped off, went to the location and found Adams, who upon seeing the ranks whipped out a handgun and started shooting at the Police.
The officers returned fire and Adams was shot. He is presently at the Diamond Diagnostic Hospital receiving medical treatment. The unlicensed pistol was also retrieved at the scene.
Easton, a father of a nine-month-old baby girl, was gunned down Tuesday morning after an argument with Adams and his wife over his (Easton’s) horse.
The dead man’s wife, Samantha Shelto told the News Room that Easton and Adams were previously engaged in an argument Monday over where to put horse when Adams threatened to shoot him.
A Police report was made about the threats, according to the wife.
The wife explained that Easton normally takes the horse to graze at the field where he was gunned down.
“Since the day before the boy that shoot he, his girl telling he to move his horse from off the road.
“The same day he died he went to full water and the man shoot he,” Shelto said.
Subsequently, residents in the area set fire to Adams’ house, completely destroying it.
Shelto said she is coping as best she could and noted that her husband was very hardworking.
“He was an alright man, very hardworking.
“He don’t really get in no scuffle with nobody or anything,” Shelto said.