‘Paper Shorts’ Murder: Rondel ‘Killa’ Bacchus surrenders
Hours after a wanted bulletin was issued for him, Rondell Bacchus aka “Killa” turned himself over to the police at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Georgetown.
The 40-year-old man, who was recently released from prison, was wanted by the police for questioning in relation to the murder of Ricardo “Paper Shorts” Fagundes.
The News Room understands that Bacchus, who was serving a five-year prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter, was released early from the penitentiary with only a few more months of his sentence left to serve. He was charged in May 2019 with the July 2008 murder of scrap metal dealer Akbar Alli.
His last known address is ‘C’ Field, Sophia, Georgetown.
Fagundes, who was a popular gold dealer and biker, was riddled with bullets on March 21, 2021, on Main Street, Georgetown, moments after he exited the Palm Court nightclub.
CCTV footage on the night of the incident showed Fagundes walking towards a black vehicle after exiting the nightclub when two gunmen jumped out of a parked white fielder across the road and opened fire on him.
Fagundes was seen lying on the roadway as the two men stood over him and riddled his body with bullets before escaping in the waiting car.
No arrests have been made thus far and police are yet to determine whether a burnt fielder wagon, which was discovered in Swan Village, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, is the same one used by the gunmen.