Family of murdered Essequibo youth wants swift justice


The family of 22-year-old Keyion Devain McLennon, who was shot dead by a friend on Saturday night at a bus shed in Queenstown, Essequibo Coast Region Two is calling for swift justice and for the police to quickly apprehend the killer who remains in hiding.

The young man, known as ‘Bamzey’ was shot some three times – twice to the arms and once to the abdomen – at around 19:30hrs allegedly by his friend identified so far as ‘Bad Boy’. It is suspected that the shooting was sparked by a drug deal gone bad.

Another young man, identified as “Fronto” was also shot during the ordeal; he is currently at the Suddie Public Hospital nursing gunshot injuries to his left side.

Dead: Keyion Devain McLennon

The father of the deceased, Donald McLennon, told the News Room on Sunday that he knows the killer, and so, he is urging the police to continue the search for him in the Onderneeming backlands.

The distraught father said his son, who was a farmer, left home at around 18:00hrs on Saturday; almost two hours later, he received a call stating that his son was shot.

The senior McLennon said he is still trying to come to grips with the entire situation. He said he saw the suspect earlier in the day and they briefly greeted each other, pointing out that he is a “known character” to the police and was previously imprisoned.

Mr. McLennon said his son was a quiet person. Meanwhile, the young man’s aunt, Shondel Venture said she found her nephew lying in a pool of blood under the bus shed. She, too, wants justice.

“The boy is a quiet boy; he doesn’t trouble no one. The police need to do their part, a lot of people commit crimes and they go and hide at Onderneeming and police not finding them, we begging the police to do their part,” the aunt told the News Room.

The young man’s body is at the Suddie Mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination. The Guyana Police Force is yet to release any official details on the incident.

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