Murder suspects who were shot dead identified; one was recently released from prison
The two men who reportedly murdered 19-year-old Joshua Denny have been identified as Quacy Jupiter called ‘Ding Docker’ and David Smith called ‘Burlyn’.
The two men were shot dead by police on Saturday afternoon in the UG/Cummings Lodge Area, East Coast Demerara during a stakeout. Police Headquarters said ranks were acting on intelligence received that the suspects were in the area. The police further stated that the men managed to escape from ranks on Friday in Albouystown.
A firearm along with eight rounds of 9mm ammunition were recovered from Jupiter, police said.
The police also released photos of some of the items ranks recovered during the search in Albouystown for the suspects on Friday; these items appear to match the clothing, backpack and motorcycle that were captured by CCTV shortly after Denny was gunned down.
Meanwhile, in 2019, Jupiter was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery; Jupiter of Campbell Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, reportedly went on a robbing spree on Emancipation Day.
He was recently released from prison.
Denny, an electrician was shot dead moments after leaving his Festival City Georgetown house on Thursday last. He was robbed of his 18 pennyweight gold chain and shot twice by the suspects.
Denny was on his way to work when he was robbed and killed. An eyewitness told police that after the men shoot Denny, they escaped on a motorcycle in western direction.
Denny died while undergoing surgery at the Georgetown Public Hospital. He was shot to the right upper chest and right upper hand.
Denny was expecting his first child and has been hailed as a hard-working young man and disciplined football player.